Times Square
April 27, 2011, 11:31 pm
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The area that I have decided to explore is Times Square, which is located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Ever since I was a young girl I would tune in to watch Carson Daly on TRL and countdown the seconds until the ball dropped on New Years Eve. In the background of all these exciting events on television I would see Times Square colorful lights bright up the city. I remember visiting Times Square with my eighth grade class and seeing the Naked Cowboy play his guitar and looking in awe at all the advertisements on the buildings.

I’ve always been interested in advertising and marketing, so I consider Times Square the


perfect place to explore. It is in the only neighborhood with ordinances requiring building owners to exhibit illuminated signs. The Times Square district is considered one of the most

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sought-after areas for national and international advertising. The electronic screens and neon colors create quite the scene for the public. Everyday more than 10 million viewers see live shots of Times Square through nationally televised programs.

Times Square is nicknamed “The Crossroads of the World,” and has achieved the status of a landmark that symbolizes New York City and more importantly the United States. I believe this area best represents me because it is the place that I admired when growing up. I remember always begging my mom to bring me to Times Square so I could see all the lights and people. I consider myself a busy person and when I think of busy places Times Square comes to mind.

Different Places Advertising can be seen in Times Square:

  • Recepta Signs – Make over 1.5 million daily impressions
  • Street Pole Banners – are photographed more than 100 million times per year
  • ABC Super sign – 3,685-square foot electronic icon
  • Fox Screen by Sony – video display offers high definition images
  • MTV 44 ½ – offers the biggest HD video screen

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The Courthouse District, Chinatown, Little Italy, and NoHo
April 14, 2011, 6:03 pm
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While exploring the multiple street corners within NYC, I found myself interested in the neighborhood including The Courthouse District, Chinatown, Little Italy, NoLita, and NoHo up to 9th street. This neighborhood has a variety of different entertainment and cultures. I decided to choose this neighborhood because I thought it had a lot of cdiversity and history that I wanted to explore.

Little Italy provides lively sights and sounds of Italian cuisine and culture. Much of Little Italy has been absorbed by immigrants from China, because of this Little Italy has shrunk and Chinatown has been absorbing much of the space. All that remains of Little Italy is a single street, which serves as a restaurant. NoLita is an abbreviation for North of Little Italy, and it consists of many Italians. Considering the culture of these neighborhoods many of the people are either tourists or locals. Unlike the busy streets of Chinatown, NoLita and Little Italy, NoHo offers a different atmosphere. It is a small area and is one of the most expensive and desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan.

After observing the photos I was able to distinguish that this neighborhood was old and worn. There was a lot of graffiti, chipped paint, dirty streets, and bars on buildings. Everything is very close together and much of the space is under some type of construction.

It is both a residential and commercial area. All areas have residents living there, but it is also considered commercial because there is a variety of shops.

These pictures also offer a whole new world in which I have never experienced. A variety of cultures spread throughout these streets. From the Italian and Chinese immigrants that traveled the world for new opportunities, to the native born New Yorkers wandering their familiar streets. I am beyond excited to explore these avenues myself and dive head first into these cultures I have yet to embrace.

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April 13, 2011, 2:58 pm
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