Photo by myself in the Sony Plaza, an interior public space at Madison Avenue and 56th Street.
A gigantic inflatable Spiderman is poised above one of the exits of the Sony Plaza.
The large atrium space is open to the public and filled with tables and chairs. The Sony Playstation Store and coffee shops are within easy reach, so you can while away an entire afternoon.
Superman, Spiderman, Batman...did the good guys decide to move to Gotham because there were so many bad guys here? Or did the illustrators at Marvel Comics find it easier to draw the city outside their windows?
Oh, and King Kong found his home in NYC, too. There's a whole tradition of New York figuring as a character in these American stories, as a place of romance, suspense, danger and possibility.
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