New York - 42nd Street live cam

New York, view of 42nd Street, Madison Ave and the Hudson River from Grand Hyatt New York

New York - 42nd Street

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!

 

Fun Facts

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!

Cam on-line since: 10/19/2017

Comments

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Denise Turner"

    People starting to come out again. About time too. Hello from Italy.

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    • 4 months ago
    • "Van21"

    Local time 5:35 and the street looks busy.Stay Safe USA.

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    • 4 months ago
    • "user66081422"

    42nd Street is empty, looks like police have it closed off with barriers across the roadway.

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • "MarkS"

    @Antix, the camera is on a permanent programmed preset tour. It is a little annoying when you are watching something then it moves to the next preset position.

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • "Antix"

    Who controls the camera? There's been times it's zoomed in on something potentially interesting.

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • "Van21"

    Great cam his-Nice and clea

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • "Ray"

    Never noticed the golden hand sticking out of the building on the left, by Madamme Tussauds, before today.

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "Ray"

    Crikey, that’s a lot of crossings/ cross walks. And a lot of people considering the lockdown.

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "Le Flâneur"

    Best wishes and prayers to the people of the Big Apple.
    God bless SNL's Michael Che
    He offered to pay the rent of everyone who lived in the building where is grandmother lived and so sadly died of Covid 19.

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "tonydl"

    да Борис и не только один, но много

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "Daiwai"

    In Qatar 'they' have painted "DOWN SLOW" which does and does not make sense!

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "Nin"

    The planet deserve love and without the humans pigs (-..sorry pigs you're an amazing creatures) look like MAYBE the planet will recover for at least more 100 years..BUT we need to remember the climate apocalypse that has already begun.!!! I am also not asking whether human beings as a species deserve to die. NC.......April, 11 2020 Happy Easte

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "Paul"

    I agree David, sounds about right to me!

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "david hall"

    surely bus only is how you would read it as you approach it

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "Richard Smith"

    I don't know who painted "Bus Only" but they must have been drunk when they done them.

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • "Stephen Mitchell"

    Get well soon Boris.