In June, Times Square hosted a huge food festival called the Taste of Times Square. Over 40 restaurants came and sold samplers of their food at affordable prices, i.e. $2 or $3 per item. The only food that I remembered getting was a huge slice of cheesecake that was topped with blueberry jam (sorry, too busy eating to take a pic!). Perhaps these next few snaps will give you a good idea of what the ambience was like – crazy – sooo many people!
This is completely unrelated to Taste of Times Square; I just wanted to capture the essence of just how many people were always there.
Now after a month or so living in NYC, I learned to hate going to Times Square. Everyone was always elbow to elbow, taxis were ruthless, and what drove me nuts – foot traffic was incredibly slow (thanks, lost tourists and other slow walkers). I now know why the locals avoid this place at all costs! However, part of its appeal was there were some things that you can only find in Times Square:
Read more: On Being a Total Tourist at Times Square.
Thanks for reading!