Times Square/Theatre District

Frenzied crowds bursting with energy infuse Times Square/Theatre District with around-the-clock excitement.

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 Midtown and Manhattan and bordered by Hell's Kitchen

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

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!

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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Whether you're looking to attend a Broadway show, hang out in Times Square and shop, get a breath of fresh air in Central Park, attend an exhibit at a nearby museum, or experience the different cuisines in Hell's Kitchen, see it all from here!!!"

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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Live in one of the liveliest places on the planet – Midtown Manhattan near Times Square. Walking distance to Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Empire State Building, MoMA, Madison Square Garden, all broadway musicals, ESPN Zone, and MTV studio."

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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Photography

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 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.

Jacob Krupnick

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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.

Kenn Tam

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