Times Square

Unhappiest person in Times Square… ever

Every time we have visited NYC I have insisted we take in Times Square.

Every time K has suggested we avoid it.

Every time I expect different results.

Every time we go it seems worse than the last time.

I try very hard to discern some redeeming quality to the Times Square experience.

I fail every time.

We get there and immediately look for a route out. I blame myself as perhaps my eyes are unable to divine the glamour and excitement found there by so many or maybe it’s a victim of its own hype.

This was the highlight of today’s walk through. That’s some patriotic fire hydrant there.

But New York has so much to see it never gets dull. In future I’ll avoid the square.

Our next hike will be the High Line followed by a visit to the Chelsea Market and then Big Gay Ice Cream, which comes highly recommended.

Today was K’s shopping day. We hoofed it down 5th Avenue and then down Madison window shopping until we arrived at K’s Nirvana – Lily Pulitzer. A couple of tops were purchased and then the long march home, about a 10k slog when you tack on our meanderings. Then we checked out the Tommy Bahama store down the street and discovered they have a pretty nice restaurant. I’m not kidding.

Pro-Tip – Avoid the Baskin-Robbins on 43rd near Times Square. I swear it’s staffed by ISIS. To their credit they did serve more than adequate portions.

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  • Brett_McS

    The Americans pick up well on Australian accents these days – after the Crocodile Dundee movies I suppose – but do they pick a Canadian accent straight away? Unless you guys say things like “I’m about to buy a boat” I find it difficult.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      As a rule of thumb we are accent deaf.
      Australians sound like the English to 80%-90% of Americans.
      A Canadian accent would be missed by 95% of us.

    • Nope. I think they think were from North Dakota

      • Brett_McS

        So, you can say things like “So what about those stupid Canadians, eh?” – but leave out the “eh” – and find out what they really think.

    • Clink9

      Been to the U.S. lots over the years and maybe been asked once or twice about an accent.

      Born and raised in Toronto usually we say Tronna and can tell if someone is an import to the city as they say Tor On To.

    • Slickfoot

      From my perspective; Canadian accents are closer to neutral than many of our domestic accents.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Looks fun!

    • It was fun!

      • Clink9

        Last time I was in Times Square I was getting photo bombed by the annoying Spider Man dudes looking for change.

        One cool thing there was the team of cops on horses. I wouldn’t mess with those big boys.

        • The “spidermans” and their touts have gotten even worse. I have also seen more homeless people this time round, that commie mayor is turning the clock back.

          • Clink9

            Too bad. My first time there was pretty decent as Rudy had cleaned up. It does seem to be devolving.

          • Saw a bizarre incident this morning in front of Bergdorf Goodman, some homeless guy was trying claim an injury from a passing driver who did pull over, even the beat cop saw through the act. The funniest part was the homeless guy filming the driver with his cell phone as they argued.

  • bottomdweller

    That chick in the photo is really cute.

    • I’ll pass that along.

    • Watchman

      Shhhhhh! Don’t say it too loud – I hear she’s got a jealous husband. And a happy marriage anyway. Stay away!

      • bottomdweller

        Did I say that out loud? Dang. I’m a jealous husband myself. Wouldn’t want to tangle with one of those.

  • Watchman

    Why did I see that hydrant and think some Progressive painted this because hydrants are often the targets of ‘marching territory’ behaviours of male dogs? Just like in Iran where US and Israeli flags are painted in the doorways of public buildings so they can be symbolically walked on and insulted by the shoes of Iranians.

    What would warm the heart of a Progressive more than seeing dogs pissing on the flag of the United States of America?

    • Shebel

      I have no idea what you think— and don’t really care.

      Long as you are convinced that you are Correct.
      ALL is GOOD.

  • Shebel

    Your kidding ? You fucked me.
    Shit.
    That is fucking LOW.

  • Shebel

    S0—would it be a problem for you to give me a message?

  • Shebel

    I dare one one of you to say what you infer ?

  • Shebel

    This is an amazing turn of events.

  • Shebel

    Such BRAVE people.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Times Square is overrated. Walk one block west to the Port Authority bus terminal and check out the statue of Ralph Kramden. Since you wandered north on Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman, you must have passed Trump Tower. Other sites in that vicinity are Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Museum of Modern Art (on 53rd Street).

    • We did pass Trump Tower and are planning a lengthier visit.

  • with ya on times sq;
    once was enuff

  • marty_p

    No Katz’s deli visit? If you go – sit at the famous table where they filmed the orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally.