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Live Times Square Webcam in New York

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  • Location: Times Square, New York City, United States
  • Source: EarthCam
  • Info: Live streaming webcam with views of Times Square in Manhattan, New York, United States. Times Square is one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry and home to the theatres of Broadway.

More info: Times Square took its current name in 1904 when The New York Times opened its offices in the Times Tower on the square. Along with the introduction of neon signage in the 1920s, Times Square became the pioneer of electric signs and advertising. Among the square’s most famous signs were those depicting a huge coffee cup, out of which real steam rose, and a cigarette-smoking man, blowing steam-generated smoke rings.

Since the late 20th century the tenants in Times Square buildings have been required by law to display eye-catching signs which has resulted in todays 24 hour digital light extravagnza.

The first electrified advertisement appeared on the side of a bank at the corner of 46th Street and Broadway in 1904. Times Square is now the home to giant walls of over 50 billboards that generate over $20 million in income each year.