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Broadway's huge number of animated neon and television-style
signage have long made it one of New York's iconic symbols, and a
symbol of the intensely urban Manhattan. Times Square is the only
neighborhood in New York with a zoning ordinance requiring tenants
to display bright signs. The density of illuminated signs in Times
Square now rivals Las Vegas.
For the past century, Times Square has been a mecca for music and
the arts. Times Square was home to the music publishing industry,
"Tin Pan Alley", which shaped American music during the first half
of the 20th Century. The word "Broadway" means theater throughout
the world. Broadway's shows represent the biggest, the brightest,
and the most of their kind - popular live theater. The dazzling
lights of the Great White Way's theaters have fascinated fans
nationwide for over a century. To attend a Broadway show is to be
part of an event that millions travel from around the world to
enjoy, and millions more simply dream about.