December 1st 2009

Featuring: Times Square

In the borough of Manhattan is Times Square, a well-known and major intersection in New York City.  Named after the Times Building (now called One Time Square), this popular destination used to be the offices of The New York Times.

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It is located on Broadway and Seventh Avenue, extending from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. A symbol and a landmark, it’s made its home in the heart of New York City.

Large, flashing digital advertisements showcase themselves across it, bringing a glowing vibe to the tourists and locals alike.

Located nearby are many of the Broadway theatres, upscale hotels, and a mixture of cultures found in the restaurants, nightlife, shops and cafes.

It is perhaps best known for its role on New Year’s Eve, where millions of folks crowd around One Times Square to watch the annual ball drop. With Dick Clark as the host for nearly forty years, the Waterford crystal ball is slowly lowered, attached to a pole on the building. And the countdown begins.

We thank our in house artist and illustrator Mark H. Hayward for this month’s illustration. You can find out more about Mark and his work, and view his Illustration Portfolio here.

Read about the “other side” of Times Square in Josh Alan Friedman’s Tales of Times Square.

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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.