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Described by its publisher as the first comprehensive pictorial history of New York’s most famous neighborhood, “Times Square Spectacular” is, as we say in the trade, lavishly illustrated. Darcy Tell has assembled a generous portfolio of images detailing the colorful development of the hourglass-shaped acre formed by the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 47th streets, known as Long Acre Square before Mayor George McClellan changed its name to honor the New York Times’ trapezoidal skyscraper in 1904.