Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Times Square

by staff, 12/25/2012

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    In addition to being a prime destination for visitors, Times Square is also one of the City's most prominent business hubs. Many of the country's leading financial firms and media organizations are located in the area. After all, the district got its name from The New York Times, whose current headquarters, a 52-story stunner designed by famed architect Renzo Piano, is located on Eighth Avenue between West 40th and West 41st Streets. It's a short jaunt from there to the offices of other print and broadcast giants, including Condé Nast, at Broadway and West 42nd Street, home to Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and other magazines, and Viacom, whose flagship at 1515 Broadway houses MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and others. (That building's second-floor space, whose windows overlook Broadway, was once the studio for Total Request Live, the long-running show that brought screaming fans to the streets below in hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite artists.) Across the street is Times Square Studios, better known as the home of ABC News' popular Good Morning America broadcast, while farther north is Thomson Reuters, where monitors on the exterior project breaking headlines to crowds of onlookers. If you're looking for more news—especially of the financial variety—just look up: the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower is a seven-story screen that wraps around the NASDAQ building at 43rd and Broadway. It displays market happenings, quotes and information, as well as colorful advertisements. Other titans of industry with offices in the area include Ernst & Young, Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley. —CP

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