The iconic yellow cabs are like a swarm of ants streaming past Times Square and the Broadway Shows with their brightly lit up billboards in the center of the entertainment area in Manhattan. These flashy billboards advertise the latest shows to watch and a must see landmark to visit. It is the hub and life of the Theater District and it comes alive in the evenings. Time Square has been referred to as “the crossroads at heart of the world” and is one of the busiest pedestrian intersections anywhere, with around fifty million visitors visiting annually. This photo was taken at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and worth visiting anytime of the day.
New Years Celebrations
Every New Year’s Eve over a million people are crammed into the narrow streets around Time Square to watch the “ball” drop 60 seconds before midnight. This historic event stared in 1907 and watch by over a billion viewers around the world to count in the New Year. But remember, this happens in the middle of winter when it is often snowing and you have to arrive more than 12 hours ahead to find a spot to stand. If you are lucky you might just be invited to an official function in one of the adjacent buildings, but even then the area is closed off early because of the number of people coming to count in the new year.
As a side note, these iconic yellow cabs of Greater New York City are also found in cities like Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas and Honolulu. These taxis are everywhere in New York City and they are a convenient way to easily get around the city, with contactless payment and drivers from around the world. Why not try to catch a ride with one of them?
Do you have any experience visiting New York or catching one of those iconic yellow cabs? If so I would love to hear about it in the comments.