MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: TIMES SQUARE ADVERTISING

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

TIMES SQUARE ADVERTISING



Number One Times Square is the most viewed building in Times Square, both in person and on TV, and although the building is completely vacant, makes more money than any other building in New York City! It’s the long slender building above which "The Time Ball" drops to welcome in New Year’s Eve each year!


The building was built between 1903 and 1905 as a home for the New York Times, and it remained so until 1961. Since then, although the building was brought up to city construction code in 1996, it remains tenantless. However, it rakes in millions of dollars per day from the advertising clinging to its outer walls! In 2000, it was estimated that the building's 26 signs bring in monthly rent checks ranging from $100,000,000 to $250,000,000.


Click on the photos to enlarge and see who is advertising in the Times Square area!















That’s right, on my recent visit, I was given free advertising space just because I’m MUSHY!

13 comments:

pat houseworth said...

Great Photos from "Downtown"

Drowsey Monkey said...

Damn, you look good up there! lol

Looks like you're having a great time, I've always wanted to visit there ... someday I hope to!

Jose said...

LOL - You keep a blog and then you become a celebrity. I think it was an honor for them to have you advertise there that they decided not to charge you. Next time maybe you can ask them for a little corner of free advertisment for a certain COOL guy.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Hilarious! And check out the gut on that tourist! You been busy my brutha.

Scott from Oregon said...

uh huh...

And I've got a really big penis.

Mushy said...

I resemble that remark!

Becky said...

That sure was nice of them to give you free space instead of making another few million ;) I didn't realize that no one was in that building, but it would probably be difficult to look out to the back of all those signs.

Suldog said...

Ha! Great job! And your stuff should be up in lights, too!

P.S. I swear - the word verification I've been given is "Wzhup" (What's Up?)

Shrinky said...

Well, it only seems fair, after all you give them free adertising on your blog, huh?

Quid pro quo and all that (grin). The only place I've ever been in America, this brings back many happy fond memories of my single days.. smile.

Sarge Charlie said...

We can celebrate our country's birthday together through this wonderful invention of Al Gore's

Lin said...

Mushy ... Number One on Times Square,
as well it should be! That was a fun tour with some great details that I didn't know - thank you.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

HAHAHAHA! Oh come on now...you're just joking....they paid YOU, right?

Stacey R said...

Wow, I've walked by that building a thousand times and didn't realize it was empty. ha. Next time somebody asks me for help on the subway I'm gonna turn the tables and ask them to tell me something else I don't know!