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Walking to Experience New York City
Start your walk in Times Square

Start your first walk in Times Square, even if you plan on returning there in the evening when it's at its best.

This is the heart of New York City, and the focal point of its New York Transit Authority underground system. You can reach Times Square from any subway station in the city.

Where Broadway, 42nd Street, and Seventh Avenue meet is the heart of the square, but the Times Square area also includes 42nd Street between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Eight Avenue, as well as both Broadway and Seventh Avenue for some seven blocks north of 42nd Street.

In the Times Square area, you will have access to the super information centre mentioned below and to a kiosk selling deeply discounted Broadway show tickets in the northern part of the square (at 47th Street) during the morning and early afternoon.

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Times Square got its name because the New York Times headquarters used to be there. This area really declined starting in the 1960's, but has become far more welcoming to family visitors in recent years.

Gawk at the sights, going west on 42nd Street to Eighth Avenue, and then come back to Broadway.

Walk north on Broadway through the most exciting part of Times Square. The building numbers increase when you are walking north.

Most Broadway theatres are in the blocks to your left and right.

At 51st Street, turn right one block to Seventh Avenue.

Turn left onto Seventh, and continue north. You're in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

  • At 810 Seventh Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd streets, visit the super NYC & Company information centre. This is the official visitor's bureau of New York City.

    You'll find a wealth of free information and discounts. Be sure to pick up comprehensive Manhattan subway and bus maps and schedule guides here.

Dr. Voyageur discusses New York transportation in detail in the New York City tips section.

Continue north on Seventh Avenue.

  • Getting hungry? Although more expensive than many delicatessens, approximately $15 should fill you up with delicious Kosher-style food served at the famous Carnegie Deli, 854 Seventh Avenue between 54th and 55th streets. Lighter eaters may get by for somewhat less. This is one of the most well-known restaurants in New York.

Continue your New York City walk with Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle.

Go to >> Walking New York City
Go to >> Times Square
Go to >> Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle
Go to >> Donald Trump
Go to >> Lincoln Center and Upper East Side
Go to >> Art Museums (Whitney, Guggenheim, Metropolitan)
Go to >> Fifth Avenue, Grand Army Plaza, and Plaza Hotel
Go to >> Miracle Mile and Rockefeller Center
Go to >> Public Library and Empire State Building
Go to >> Union Square and Greenwich Village
Go to >> Ground Zero and Wall Street
Go to >> Battery Park, Ellis Island, NYC Harbour
Go to >> Chinatown and Little Italy

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Go to >> NYC tips
Go to >> Staying safe
Go to >> NYC day trips

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