Every year, people around the world are treated to the iconic images of partiers reveling in Times Square on New Year's Eve. But Times Square is much larger than what is shown on television every year, and increasingly more than just a place for tourists. The area extends from West 40th Street to West 53rd Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues, which enfolds the bustling Theater District, the considerably more low-key streets of the upper 40s and lower 50s and a host of new construction Times Square condominiums.
One of the benefits of living just off of the actual square is that you are just seconds away from non-stop action -- steps from the Restaurant Row and Broadway shows that bring throngs of tourists to the area 365 days a year. More practically, though, the Times Square subway hub means that the rest of Manhattan is within easy reach. It seems strange to say about the neighborhood most associated in the popular imagination with good times in New York City, but Times Square condominiums are -- given their center-of-the-world location -- surprisingly practical. All of which doesn't mean that Times Square condo residents can't take advantage of all the good times for which Times Square is known. It just means that living in Times Square offers a lot more than a prime spot at NYC's party central.