My Day in the City

Yesterday, was the first day in two years that I traveled into the City above 23rd Street.  All my current interests seem to have become anchored in lower Manhattan.

The weather was fantastic in NYC .  The primary reason I went in was to go to a stamp show.  Many kids collect stamps but don’t continue once they grow up.  I never stopped.  I was mostly a history major in college, so maybe there is some kind of connection there.  Most of my childhood interests stayed with me throughout my life.

The new Elvis stamp. Sheet made to look like a record album.
The new Elvis stamp. Sheet made to look like a record album.
The Stamp show booklet.
The Stamp show booklet.

After the stamp show at the Midtown Hilton, I walked up to Whole Foods on Columbus Circle and bought a sandwich for $8.00 of turkey, cheddar cheese and avocado on some kind of Artisan bread and spicy dressing.  It was worth the price.

After stuffing my gut, I walked from Columbus Circle down Broadway to 42nd Street.  I was so tired (I turn 73 today)  that I took the express bus home from 5th Avenue.  Following are some of my souvenirs from the day.  I’m thinking of going back today.

The theater on Broadway where Stephen Colbert has his show.
Above:  The theater on Broadway where Stephen Colbert has his show.

 

 

Times Square was packed.
Times Square was packed.  Below, are people standing in line to get half price theater tickets which are sold on the day of a show that still has empty seats.

 

I love the big theater posters. After 30 years in NYC, I still find Times Square exciting.  However, the Broadway theater has out-priced me.
I love the big theater posters. After 30 years in NYC, I still find Times Square   exciting.
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Big truck runs around advertising Stephen Colbert.  Nice to see so many people on bikes in NYC.  Beats walking.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

After deciding not to show landscapes with a bright sun, because I couldn’t find any photos of mine like that, I decided on artificial light. The epitome of artificial light in New York City is Times Square; therefore, here is one of my brightest Times Square photos.  I’ve lived in New York City for almost 30 years and I still feel excited whenever I go to Times Square.

When God said “Let there be light,” I don’t think he had foreseen Times Square.

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People below are lined up to get half-priced theater tickets which are sold on the night of the performance for shows that still have empty seats.

Occupy Times Square on Saturday Night

“We got sold out, banks got bailed out” 

Last night, October 15, 2011, I went down to Times Square to participate in the demonstration. I left when the demonstrators began marching down from Times Square to Washington Square.