Time Out says
Posted: Fri Sep 24 2010
Manhattan’s heart was once a hub for vice, teeming with sex shops and drug dealers. Over time that notorious reputation has eroded, and now the area can feel like a tourist-clogged shopping mall. Still, changes such as the stairs above the TKTS booth and a pedestrian plaza along Broadway have improved the sightseeing experience…sort of. If the thought of attending the annual glitzy New Year’s Eve celebration gives you hives, you can see the midnight countdown re-created on a smaller scale at the Times Square Visitor Center, thanks to one of the Waterford crystal balls used in years past.
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Times Square was very different in 1987 when Alfredo Jaar's animated short, A Logo for America, premiered on the Spectacolor board that once hung high over the Crossroads of the World. How different? The sign used lightbulbs to create a sequence in which...