Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center
Near the front of Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year's Christmas Tree is being set up at the right!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Adventures In New York City Part 3- Time Square

Time Square was another area where we found ourselves several times during our visit.

I had read about the issues with various costumed characters in the area, and I thought it was interesting to actually see all of them there.  We had several wave at us and all, but none really approached us or anything.

You probably know the story- people wearing costumes of popular characters would hang out and try to get people to take their photos with them... and then ask for tips.  Some of the costumed characters also got into fights over territory.  Anyway, we saw a lot of those guys.

Another well represented group in the area is tour bus ticket salesmen.  We saw them all over the place.  We chatted with one who offered to make us a deal on some tickets.  We had already researched the "hop on-hop off" deals and knew we wanted to go with another group.

One thing about people selling things on the streets of New York is that it is easy to ignore them.

There is a ton of shopping available to do here too.  I wanted to mention one great souvenir shop we liked nearby.  Gifts & Souvenirs on 8th Inc (at 799 8th Ave) was a somewhat standard souvenir shop... in many ways like the others you see on each block.  We felt this one had better prices though, and the staff was more helpful.  I picked up a few things here and they gave me a nice price break.

This is a great place just to people watch too!


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