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Today marks the last day of our New York trip before we had to fly back to Los Angeles. This was the day that we were going to travel through Times Square in search of the famous Empire State Building. For something so huge and what appears to be the center of Manhattan, it was pretty difficult to find. Comparing it to the Sears Tower, I would have to say that in terms of popularity the Empire State Building has the edge... but in terms of being sanative... it goes to the Sears Tower.
The only thing about the Empire State Building is that it allows you to go towards the balcony so that you can really see how far up you are. Other than that, it was freezing cold and it gave me a headache. Going down the building was even more tedious because of the wait.
Most of the day just seemed like a blur after that.
From what I can gather, here's what we didn't do: Go to Harlem, walk through Central Park, take the ferry through the Statue of Liberty, and go through Queens. In retrospect, you can have a great vacation doing what I did. The one bad thing about New York is the traffic. Our taxi ride to the airport would've have been 15 minutes, but traffic held us back about an hour and a half. Other than that, everything was worth it... and I couldn't have enjoyed my spring break anymore so than I did.