Photo by myself outside Madison Square Garden, at 34th Street and 7th Avenue.
Crowds and crowds of people swarm down 7th Avenue each day at rush hour. Both sides of the street are packed with bodies trying to get home.
Penn Station, a major station for trains and the subway, is located next to Madison Square Garden, a major performance center. Both are hideously ugly buildings. Seriously.
Crowds of people assemble every night for events at The Garden, while crowds of people commute to New Jersey, Philadelphia and other parts of New York.
Behind the temporary barricade in the middle distance, you can see a long line of people waiting for taxis. Taxi queues are used only in these high traffic areas. Usually people hail cabs anywhere along the street.
This area is not a good place for baby strollers, rolling luggage, bicycles, the elderly, anyone handicapped, anyone sauntering about enjoying the view, claustrophobes and small animals.
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