New Lights on Broadway

New Lights on Broadway

Restaurant Row’s new kiosks flank West 46th Street (Courtesy Times Square Alliance)

There are some sleek new lights on Broadway, and they aren't at any particular theater. In 1973, then-mayor of New York City, John Lindsay, officially designated West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues Restaurant Row. At the dedication, Lindsay quipped, "Where else in the world, except possibly Paris, could you get 16 of the best restaurants collected in such a short strip of land?" Since then, that number has grown to 36, and to make it easier for both theatergoers, residents and visitors to the area to pick a place to eat, two wayfinding kiosks have been built, located on the corners of Eighth and Ninth Avenues at West 46th Street. A color-coded key on top of the kiosk lists the various cuisines (Italian, Japanese, Spanish), and the 36 corresponding restaurants are listed below (plus a community center, a hotel and a Parking icon). Now, finding a good place to eat before or after theater (or just getting a good meal in the Theater District) has never been easier!

 

 

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