Times Square is one of the iconic spots in New York City, and one you have to see at night to truly appreciate.
According to Wikipedia: The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of animated neon and LED signs have long made it one of New York's iconic images, and a symbol of the intensely urban aspects of Manhattan. Times Square is the only neighborhood with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs.The density of illuminated signs in Times Square now rivals that of Las Vegas. Officially, signs in Times Square are called "spectaculars", and the largest of them are called "jumbotrons."
Almost lost in this gaudy show of lights is the memorial to Francis P. Duffy, Chaplain of the 165th US Infantary that stands at the north end of Times Square. See if you can find it.