Friday, July 24, 2009

New York City - July, 2009

Last week I was in New York City, with a friend, for a few days.

The event we attended was held in the New York Hilton Hotel.

At the end of the day, while walking to our hotel,
we passed through Times Square and along Broadway.
These photos were taken late in the evening and as you can see there are hundreds of people out just enjoying themselves.

It is such an interesting place to be and we did plenty of 'people watching.' :-)

The city is an attraction for people from all aspects of the community. There are local residents and visitors from just about every culture and country in the world.

While walking along , it is hard not to keep looking upward at the skyscraper buildings.
It is truly an amazing city!

The sign boards are wonderful to view and the hustle and bustle of the crowd
promotes a feeling of energy and excitement.

Times Square now has a pedestrian area and some of the streets
have been blocked to traffic.
There is an area there that has a set of elevated bleachers filled with sightseers.
Many were enjoying a take out meal or just relaxing.

This year's theme of the NAACP is 'Bold Dreams - Big Victories' and
hanging from every light post were banners declaring good wishes from New York City.

New York has a new image, the streets are cleaner,
the police officers were courteous and the taxi cabs are in excellent
condition. There was a congenial atmosphere in the typical tourist areas.

No, I don't work for the Tourist Board - I just like to tell it as I see it and
it is always good to give compliments :-)

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