There is nothing in the world like Times Square at night time. After a long hot summer day the temperature begins to drop a bit and the lights come on. When one walks into Times Square for the first time at night, the lights hit like an obtrusive splash of cold water in the face. The complete grandeur of the place is palpable. The area is alive, everything is insurmountably over scaled. The streets become a maze of busy people bustling from one end to the other, most with no where to go. They all look up many run into each other; few realize the history behind the location. Back in the early 1900's, New York Times publisher Aldoph S. Ochs moved the paper's headquarters to the 42nd Street location. The area quickly changed from rolling pasture lands to a subway hub surrounded by tall buildings. Entrepreneurs of the time most of had some idea of what was to come as they bought up the land as the city quickly expanded north.
These days, Times Square is usually an area local New Yorkers will try to avoid. The occasional Broadway show or business meeting might draw them into the area though only as a last option. Thursday night was different. Starwood hosted an event at Planet Hollywood which upheld the highest of brand standards. The go-go was setup on 45th Street and Broadway; we were right in the heart of it all. I could see MTV's Total Request Live from inside of the go-go. Better yet, TRL could see the go-go from inside their studios, lucky dogs.
Here are some images from the event: