Times Square

No matter where I go on the Isle of Manhattan, it seems I always have to return through Times Square. It was cool the first 26,357 times I walked through it.


UPDATE: Tonight, I tried to be real smart by taking Eighth Avenue, but no dice. Every stinking theater was letting out just as I was walking up past 42nd. Never have I hated humanity so.

4 comments:

Marcie said...

Now if only I could get there just once:)

bowling with no panties said...

It always feels magical to me. It's the rumbling under my feet, the assault of a myriad of odors, the masses of people, the crazy sparkling lights, the freaky street performers and Black Isrealites, the schlockiness and the still existing pockets of seedy sleeze.

Where I used to live in tame little Curry Hill was so quiet and almost residential that it could have been anywhere, but whenever I ended up in Times Square (which wasn't that often) I was like, "DAMN, I live in NEW YORK CITY!"

Daily Hater said...

I hate Times Square. In now looks like every other major destination in America. All it has is a collection of chain stores and chain restaurants. When in NYC, I try to stay as far away as possible.

archeress said...

but there is something about that area at night, it can be breathtaking, even when you've seen it a zillion times. i used to work in the Brill building, and really early in the morning it's amazing, only a few people hustling around. but stay away during wednesday matinee day at lunch time. you just can't walk at all. i always brought my lunch on wednesdays and ate on the roof deck at Sound One.