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Main Street, New York: Broadway is Like 'a Human Highway'

Most towns call it Main Street, but in New York City, it's Broadway. Spanning 33 miles, it's a mash-up of cultures, commerce and fantasy.
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Broadway and 46th Street. Valentin Lutz, 4 from Germany, wonders at the bright lights around him at night as a woman nearby takes a selfie. Broadway and 46th Street is what is known as the 'Crossroads of the World', Times Square. Times Square went through a period of being geared toward the sex industry. Now it is in the phases of a three-year $40 million project to create more pedestrian friendly spaces. Broadway can be considered New York's Main Street. Times Square is filled with locals and tourists all evening on Broadway in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.Carey Wagner / for NBC News