Times Square/Theatre District

Around-the-clock excitement in the crowded core of Manhattan.

Depending on who you ask, Times Square/Theatre District is either the heart of New York City or a stress-inducing tourist trap. This unceasingly energetic area is a year-round hotspot for the throngs of visitors flocking to its flagship stores, only-on-Broadway productions, and iconic television studios. As one of NYC’s most frenetic neighborhoods, Times Square/Theatre District exemplifies "bright lights, big city" like nowhere else.

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On the Map

Times Square/Theatre District is within Manhattan and Midtown and bordered by Hell's Kitchen

JFK Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 20 minutes by subway
Times Square: You're already here!

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Times Square's Incessant Incandescence

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Times Square buzzes with energy from early morning to late-late night. No matter when you go, this New York City landmark is always aglow.

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Crowds Condense in Times Square

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Whether it emanates from the crowds of people or the surge of cars, the rush never subsides in the square.

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Beyond the Square

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Visit the Theatre District to catch a Broadway production.

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Or watch the action from the solace of your top-floor apartment. It's a different kind of live performance.

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Times Square After Dark: Still Light Out

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So much for the afterglow.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick

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Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.