Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.
Characterized by flashing neon lights and giant digital billboards. Brilliant Broadway marquees. Costumed characters and musicians. Times Square is big, bright and unforgettable. It is filled with popular retailers and the tickets discount Booth, which offers up to 50 percent off theater tickets. You will also find One Times Square, the building from which the ball drops on New Year's Eve.
Theatre District, is an Area in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway Theaters are located, as well as other Off-Broadway Theaters, Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Hotels, and other Places of Entertainment. It is bounded by West 40th Street on the South, West 54th Street on the North, Sixth Avenue on the East and Eighth Avenue on the West and includes Times Square. The Great White Way is the name given to the section of Broadway which runs through the Theater District. "The Great White Way" is a nickname for a section of Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, specifically the portion that encompasses the Theater District, between 42nd and 53rd Streets, and encompassing Times Square.
In 1880, a stretch of Broadway between Union Square and Madison Square was illuminated by Brush Arc Lamps, making it among the first electrically lighted streets in the United States. By the 1890s, the portion from 23rd Street to 34th Street was so brightly illuminated by electrical advertising signs, that people began calling it "The Great White Way". When the Theater District moved uptown, the name was transferred to the Times Square area. Nowadays this area is populated by high-end Rental Buildings and Condominiums.