Photo by myself around 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, in Midtown.
The view north from 42nd Street on the West Side is surprisingly low key. To the right are the smaller buildings of Hell's Kitchen, a mostly residential neighborhood sprinkled with stores and restaurants.
Ahead are the two towers of Worldwide Plaza, at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The taller tower with the pyramid top is a 47-story office building. The shorter tower further back with a matching top is a 35-story condominium building.
I ventured over to Times Square, Wednesday, where I haven't been in a while. It was a madhouse.
The sidewalks were teeming with people. Visitors were posing with a statue of Samuel L. Jackson in front of Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
It's hard to believe that the first time I stepped foot in Times Square, it was a scary neighborhood. There were boarded up peep show joints and the sidewalks were nearly empty.
Anyone passing through walked very fast, with their hands on their handbags. People would take care not to make eye contact with anyone, since doing so would be a minor confrontation.
Oh, how times change.
Related posts: Different Vistas, The View Atop the Whitestone Bridge and The East River, at Dusk.