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View Poll Results: Which has more pedestrian activity/vibrancy?
Times Square 38 67.86%
Vegas Strip 18 32.14%
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I've always wondered what it would be like if Times Square became a huge gambling strip like Vegas. Imagine the activity.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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I've always wondered what it would be like if Times Square became a huge gambling strip like Vegas. Imagine the activity.
Well it used to be a haven for prostitutes and drug users for most of the mid-twentieth century, so yeah
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:05 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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You can't be serious.

Most of the Strip has no pedestrians, whether 12 noon or 12 midnight. Some parts don't even have sidewalks.

The Strip doesn't even have as much consistent pedestrian activity as downtown Vegas, and that isn't saying much. Times Square probably has no rivals for pedestrian density in the Western world.
Which Las Vegas did you go to?
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Houston
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You can't be serious.

Most of the Strip has no pedestrians, whether 12 noon or 12 midnight. Some parts don't even have sidewalks.

The Strip doesn't even have as much consistent pedestrian activity as downtown Vegas, and that isn't saying much. Times Square probably has no rivals for pedestrian density in the Western world.
I've been twice and both times the strip was packed with pedestrians. I've been to Time Square 3 times and the first time I enjoyed it. The rest of the times I just found it to be annoying.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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Times Square definitely all the way up until 2am. The foot traffic around the area starts as early as 9am.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I know that Times Square has its own viewable cameras that you can look at Live on the Internet. Forgot what it's really called but just google "Times Square Cam" and see if it'll talk you there. I discovered it back in 2012 on the NYC forum when all of us on the East Coast were bracing for Sandy.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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It's a strange comparison. Times Square is only a few short blocks long. The Vegas strip is huge.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:19 PM
 
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Times Square definitely all the way up until 2am. The foot traffic around the area starts as early as 9am.
I don't know if things have changed, but waaaaaaaaay back in 1998, I was working the night shift in the area and had to walk across Times Square to get back to my car at 1 a.m. every night. I remember that it was pretty much totally dead. In fact, like some silly tourist, I always made sure to walk as close to the police station as I could because I was kind of creeped out by the lack of activity.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I wouldn't want to go to any place more crowded than Times Square was when I visited Christmas of 2004. Seriously, it was shoulder to shoulder people and finding a place to use the restroom that didn't have a line a block long was impossible.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I wouldn't want to go to any place more crowded than Times Square was when I visited Christmas of 2004. Seriously, it was shoulder to shoulder people and finding a place to use the restroom that didn't have a line a block long was impossible.
Public restrooms are something of a rare commodity in the NYC
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