What was the original name of Times Square in New York City? – 2017

What was the original name of Times Square in New York City?
Longacre Square
Herald Square
Grand Place
Old Town Square




Answer: Longacre Square was the original name of Times Square in Manhattan before it was renamed in honor of The New York Times. The name Longacre Square dated back to the 1870s, when the uptown carriage hub was named after Long Acre Square in London, where carriages similarly congregated. It was renamed Times Square on April 8, 1904, by proclamation of Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. at the urging of Adolph Ochs, owner and publisher of the New York Times.








Longacre Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

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