Theatre District (Manhattan, NY)
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
 Spotlight on the Theater District, ManhattanThe Theater District refers to the area of Midtown Manhattan that houses most of the Broadway theaters in New York, as well as movie theaters, hotels, restaurants, and of course, the iconic Times Square. Also located in the area are recording studios, ABC Television Studios, and numerous theatrical agencies. The area extends from West 40th Street to West 54th Street and is bounded by Sixth and Eighth Avenues The Theater District developed in the late 1800s when the Metropolitan Opera House moved to West 39th Street and Broadway, bringing with it a surge of theater and restaurant openings. As time progressed, the area began to be referred to by various names, such as “The Rialto,” “The Main Stem,” and “Broadway.” Though the 1970s saw the area ...
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