Planet's Most Famous Piece of Real Estate Turning 100

Times Square used to exhibit a special kind of urbanity: food, theatre, and sexiness. Does it still?
March 15, 2004, 12pm PST | Ratna Amin
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"Must there be Applebee's -- and McDonald's and Sanrio and the Yankees store? Can't there be anything at least a little bit odd?" From the poshness of the teens to depravity mid-century to the corporate cleanness of today, New York City's Times Square has had many a renaissance. A brief history of Times Square reveals a constantly evolving, and persistently nostalgic urban landmark. "....this place too, is provisional and transitory. The last word on Times Square will never be written."

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Published on Friday, March 12, 2004 in The New York Times
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