Seventh Avenue and Times Square - 1916


Times Square and 7th Avenue, north from West 42nd Street, New York City, 1916. Times Building is in the foreground. Source: William J. Roege photograph collection, New-York Historical Society.

Originally known as Long Acre Square after London’s carriage district, Times Square received its name in 1904, when Times Building was erected and the Subway Times Station was opened. The Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) gave New Yorkers unprecedented mobility in the city. Continue below...


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The announcement of the first line of the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) by 1901, spurred real estate speculation by shrewd businessmen. The New York Times moved to its new headquarters in January 1905, built between Broadway and Seventh Avenue and 42nd and 43rd streets. It was the second tallest building in the city at the time.

Over the years, Times Square became one of the most exciting places in New York City. Several restaurants. theaters and hotels, like Astor and the Knickerbocker, opened in the neighborhood.

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