May 5, 2016

2522 UNITED STATES (New York) - Times Square in New York City

Known colloquially as "The Crossroads of the World" and "The Great White Way," Times Square is one of the most popular commercial intersections in the world, located in Midtown Manhattan, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily (over 460,000 on the busiest days), many of them tourists.

Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building, the site of the annual ball drop which began on December 31, 1907, and continues today, attracting over a million visitors every New Year's Eve. For most of its existence Times Square wasn't much more than a large traffic intersection, but it is now being redeveloped into a pedestrian-friendly square with large car-free plazas replacing much of the asphalt.

About the stamp
The stamp is a Global Forever First-Class Mail International one, Evergreen Wreath,about which I wrote here.

Times Square - Wikipedia

Sender: Denise
Sent from Jericho (New York / United States), on 28.12.2013
Photo: Jon Ortner

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