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Duffy Square

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Address: Between 45th and 47th Streets, Broadway and Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY
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Part of Time Square

I didn't realize this was part of Time Sqaure until after I read up on it. This was the area we entered upon walking from our hotel. Lots of lights and stores. Very busy. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't realize this was part of Time Sqaure until after I read up on it. This was the area we entered upon walking from our hotel. Lots of lights and stores. Very busy. They were having some kind of gathering when we passed through.

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Duffy square is fun to visit. There is a great view for most of Times Square from here. This is worth stopping at while in Times Square.

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NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have walked through this area dozens of times in the past few years, most recently last month on our way to a Broadway show. Father Duffy Square has a special meaning to me since Duffy was a chaplain in the Fighting 69th Infantry during WW II, the same outfit in which my father was an officer for 3 years... More 

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Zaventem, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Times Square and Duffy Square are places where a lot of people take pictures of flashy advertisements... They really have to explain me what so special is about this place. There is nothing, really nothing to see what could be interesting...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Duffy square is a part of time square. Its full of big screens playing commercials, and there is Dufy's sculpture.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Also referred to as Father Duffy Square, it probably is known to most as just Times Square. Although it is the northern part of Times Square, this triangle from 45 to 47 street is named after Chaplin Francis Duffy. His statute and that of playwright, producer and composer George M. Cohan adorn the square. It has since been made into... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

While walking through Times Square you can see Duffy's square which has a tall statue of Father Duffy in front of a giant jumbo-tron. It's worth a visit since you have an opportunity to get a really good view of Times Square. But I'd recommend not going at night because it will get extremely busy and hard to see at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Any person working/living in NYC knows to avoid this area during lunch. When you work in the area, You'll see tourists everywhere. Look Big screens! Broadway! Everyone looking up and not looking where they're going and then... They just stop walking. Standing in the middle of the sidewalk pointing. Why.... Father Duffy Square is located between 45th and 47th Streets,... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Our hotel overlooked this square so when I had jet lag I could pop out and see the view of Times Square unimpeded and without worrying about the crowds and kids. The red steps by Father duffy's statue are fun to climb and take pictures from. Apparently lots of people get married on them. Great to climb in the evening... More 

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Leven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

after passing on bus tour got out for walk about and hot dog very busy street and entertaing buskers

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