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Times Square Neighborhood Guide

Discover Things to Do Near the Theater District

The bright lights of the big city shine brightest in Times Square, where historic theaters, towering skyscrapers, and massive billboards come together to create the crossroads of the world. Set among the city’s famous theaters, AKA Times Square is located just off Broadway, the beating heart of New York’s world-renowned Theater District.

Where to Eat in Times Square

Barbetta was founded in 1906, making it the oldest restaurant in New York still owned by the family that started it, and the oldest Italian restaurant in the city. Northern Italian classics are served in an elegant setting on Restaurant Row, the name given to 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues in 1973. It houses 16 of the best restaurants in Manhattan.

In leafy Bryant Park, just east of Times Square, Bryant Park Grill is an American restaurant with indoor and year-round garden seating, heated in the winter.

Barbetta: 321 W 46th St

Bryant Park Grill: 25 W 40th St

Times Square Art and Culture

Beyond the historic Broadway theaters sits the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. The Beaux Arts building flanked by iconic stone lions has been a fixture in the neighborhood since 1911. Don’t miss the Rose Main Reading Room and the library's exhibitions.

New York Public Library: 476 5th Ave

Outdoor Activities Near Times Square

Bryant Park offers a bucolic refuge in the heart of Manhattan. Surrounded by towering skyscrapers, the small green space just steps from Times Square offers locals and visitors alike a quiet, laid-back spot to enjoy a coffee, lunch, or outdoor activities like yoga and ping pong.

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