PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: TIMES SQUARE

TIMESSQUARETimes Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as The Crossroads of the World, The Center of the Universe, and the heart of The Great White Way. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated fifty million visitors annually.

New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest times for many of these visits as thousands of tourists come to the Square to watch the ball drop and ring in the new year. Write a Times Square moment, or a New York City memory maker for that matter. If you can make it there…

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13 thoughts on “PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: TIMES SQUARE

  1. […] written for Phoenix’s “Times Square” […]

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  2. connielpeters

    Instincts

    My daughter
    didn’t catch a show,
    do much shopping,
    or even get her picture taken
    with her group
    at Times Square.
    She was too busy
    standing in front of the webcam
    waving at me
    at my kitchen table
    in Colorado.
    Reminds me of that nursery rhyme
    when the cat visited the queen
    only to frighten the little mouse
    under the chair.

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  3. 3 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING

    This night is not silent.
    Nights are never silent!
    Raucous. Rambunctious.
    Lights are not muted,
    New York City is always bright.
    And bright is very loud.
    Sight and sound conjoined,
    joined to be hip. Nipping
    the big apple in the wee hours.

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  4. No Time

    I’ve seen Times Square in movies
    In pictures and on TV
    But I’ve never been to New York City
    ‘Cause there’s no real attraction to me
    If I want crowds and lights and excitement
    I’ll head down Orlando way
    ‘Cause WDW has all that I need
    It’s my most favorite getaway

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  5. Forty-Second

    Three card monte, the shell game,
    and fake Rolex watches. Ready
    to pack it up, relocate as soon
    as the cops come.

    The hookers and peepshows
    were persuaded to go,
    when Disney desired
    a different look. In some
    sinful way, I miss the old days,
    like the Camel cigarette
    billboard with smoke blowing
    out of a man’s mouth.

    With lights aglow, Broadway
    is a magical place, theaters
    filled with talent, audiences
    applauding for more curtain calls.
    You can still buy half price
    tickets the day of the performance,
    by waiting on line at the kiosk
    and speaking quickly when your
    turn comes. I have most of my
    playbills in a wooden crate.

    Years may change, security
    heightened, but on New Year’s Eve,
    people still pile in to watch
    the ball drop. New Yorkers refuse
    to be frightened.

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  7. Listening to the Square of Time

    Listen to the beat
    hearts, breath and feet wandering
    so many people
    like ants traversing the streets
    Creation’s design echoes here.

    Copyright © Hannah Gosselin 2015

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