I was so exhausted that I spent Saturday napping - which I never do. But by yesterday (Sunday) I had recovered enough to go into New York, planning to see a film that was not available in NJ. Unfortunately, the sound in the theatre was at 120 decibels -- so loud that it was painful. A request to turn down the sound was ignored, so we got our money back and left. This is not the first time and I am officially done with movie theaters unless they are indie/boutique theaters like Film Forum, Lincoln Center, or the Angelika in NY. We have already crossed all large chain theaters off our list. No film is worth the pain!
I did take a few photos as we wandered around midtown.
42nd St. The crowds were almost impossible to get through. This reminds me of when my son saw someone with a similar sign and bought him a bagel. When he handed it to the person, the guy rejected it. He really did not want food. Can't speak for this man.
Walking east toward 5th Ave, a glimpse of the Chrysler Building --arguably the most beautiful and elegant in NY city.
And at 42nd and Park Ave, Grand Central Station. Another beauty against a modern backdrop, at least from this angle. I love the juxtaposition.
Inside the station I took a couple of pictures but my flash didn't go on.
Off to the right, an empty space. Amazing!
Walking back to the west side on 43th st, this was the sight on Broadway. I could have sworn that this now-police station used to be the TKTS booth. It is kind of cool that B'way is, for a few blocks, a pedestrian walkway. But they really need to make it mrs user-friendly and attractive. Oh well, nothing is perfect.
But for me, NY city is pretty close to perfect - with all its flaws. Today, back to work.