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Sunday Night In Times Square—New York City

Until 1904, when the New York Times moved to 43rd street just off Broadway, the area was known as Longacre Square.

Longacre Square in New York City and London was originally the carriage trade center where carriages were built and repaired.

The New Year’s Eve tradition of lowering a lighted ball in Times Square was started by the newspaper. The first ball descended from a flag pole in 1907. Made of iron and wood, with one hundred 25 watt light bulbs, it was dropped one second after midnight.

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