Our live HD webcam on New York’s 42nd Street offers an extraordinary view of one of midtown Manhattan’s most buzzing arteries.
42nd Street stretches from New York’s East River to the Hudson! Ferries can, in fact, be spotted throughout the day as they head to the city docks. From East to West tourists will find theatres, hotels, restaurants, cinemas and so much more. Home to quite a few landmarks such as the United Nations HQs, the Chrysler building, Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Bryant Park, NY Port Authority Bus Terminal and One Vanderbilt (currently in construction), 42nd Street intersects with Broadway – which means it’s just steps away from fabulous Times Square - Park Ave, 5th Ave and Madison.
Every year, on the corner of 42nd and Madison, gigantic balloons color the city sky; Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade, a national tradition since 1924 and the country’s second-oldest Thanksgiving day parade, unwinds along the metropolis’ streets. A festive energy fills the air as characters from beloved cartoons, marching bands and, of course, Mr. Turkey himself entertain endless crowds of all ages. At the end of the parade Santa Clause is welcomed to Herald Square!
There’s so much to see in this action-packed New York City webcam view and it will surely keep you glued to the screen!
From the ‘60s all the way to the ‘80s, New York’s West 42nd Street and part of the Times Square area was labeled as the “red-light district”, a place of crime, drugs and adult movie lounges intentionally avoided by visitors and residents. Seems unbelievable, right? The city’s politics and the efforts made during the 90s proved efficient and paved the way to an important transition that providentially elevated the area to the tourist hotspot we know and love today!