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Photographer's Note

AYMINY (A Yorkshire Man In New York) is a series of shots I took on a short visit to New York.

This is my My 14th post.

This shot is one of the clock situated outside the Hilton Hotel in Times square.

I am also posting shots on my TrekLens site.

Times square was originaly called Longacre Square, it acquired it's new name when it was renamed after the New York Times building that dominated the new district was built in 1904.
At the end of that year the Times held a New Year's Eve celebration to commemorate their successful drive to rename Longacre Square.
Ever since, hundreds of thousands of people gather and wait for hours in the cold for the famous ball drop ceremony.
During the First World War, Times Square became the main theatre district of the USA.
It was during the 1960's and 1970's that live nude shows, erotic bookstores, and X-rated movie houses occupied the area.
In the 1980's, businesses and public officials began to change the square's reputation.
With new legislation and building condemnation, Times Square began to change.
By 1993 there were 36 adult establishments, down from a high of 140 in the late 1970's.
By the late 1990's, Times Square achieved the cleaned up 'family friendly' image it has now, perhaps it's a little duller too...

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