What is it like on Time Square in New York City? We were there for 4
days and it is a wonderful unique experience for a rural person like me. All of our lives we have lived in the
country. Where we live now is
still country living and we plant a small garden, grow flowers ect. We also
take care of 13 properties, plumbing, heating, floors, doors,
foundations, roofs, appliances, leases, sometimes cut the
grass, evictions, collections, go to court etc.
Going to New York City is
like paradise, we are free and it provides majestic urban beauty. New
York is a landscape of architectural greatness. It is a city flowering
with small enterprises, and worldwide business mammoths. The small
independently owned businesses are the life blood of the city and they
make the city unique, vibrant, and wonderful.
As you walk and you can
walk an awful far piece, you will see small bars, small groceries, small delis,
small hotels, diamond exchanges, currency exchange outlets, all
kinds of business everywhere. You will see millions, and I do mean
millions of people from all over the world hustling to make money. The
business owners and employees are very friendly and accommodating as
they attempt to service you and realize a profit. The only incident was
when I tried to hail a cab ,and the cabbie gave me a bad sign, so I
foolishly gave him back the sign, rather childish but I felt better!
This is not our first trip here, and we have
learned, stay at the best
hotels, big rooms or suites and around the clock service, you get what
you want when you want it. Should either of you wake up early, say 4 or
5 o'clock, I can order or go get us some great coffee and that makes it
great! The hotel we stayed was fabulous, the Hilton on the square, provides quick and
efficient service, They understand they are in
competition with hundreds of other hotels and they want your money so
they serve you exceptionally.
This is a city geared to walking, when you
come to an intersection or corner you may walk across the street as
the walk signal stays on a long long time. People in New York drive
with boldness , horns blast continuously, it reminds me just a tad
like Cairo Egypt, but once again I never witnessed a wreck!
Once again, the architectural beauty almost takes your
breath. There is quite a
bit of security, but it is not intrusive it is just available and
feels protective. The reason we went was for a business
meeting. Ha, that was OK Barb went to MACYS, and I got to walk all
over this architectural urban paradise. My humble advice never turn
down a chance to go to Manhattan, it really is an urban pleasure.