Lisa Steinberg was just a few months out of college when she was bound, gagged and stabbed to death in the office of a Gap store on West 57th Street near Broadway. It was January of 1992, halfway through David Dinkin’s only term as mayor of an increasingly anarchic and crime-plagued New York.
The murder rate had peaked at 2,245 in 1990. But the number of homicides climbed in the Midtown South precinct—which includes Times Square—reaching 11 in 1993. East New York’s 75th precinct broke the record that year for the most murders in a single precinct: 126.
Thanks to popular stops running toward Times Square, the Main Street subway station in Queens is now the 10th busiest among the M.T.A.’s routes.
Any travelers on this route wishing to avoid the hordes of tourists, however, are out of luck. The No. 7 line is your only option at the Flushing, Queens, Read More
Crossroads of the World
Last month, The Times declared
reports, the Times Square Theatre will become another blinged out attraction.
Sources said that if all goes according to plan, the multi-level, 30,000 square-foot space will be home to an entertainment spectacular called Broadway 4D — “a kind of Las Vegas version of Broadway past and present,” Read More