These Historical Photos of New York City Are Breathtaking

2. Times Square

Times Square was originally called Long Acre Square, but was later renamed in 1904 when the New York Times made the location its headquarters in the Times Building. This photo was taken right around the same time in 1904.

Times Square went through many transformations over the years, and even became one of the more dangerous areas of Manhattan following the Great Depression. At that time theaters were replaced with brothels and saloons. Fortunately, the area went through a huge restoration in the 1990s and is now one of the largest tourist locations in New York City.

Long Acre Square
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