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Times Square... where neon goes to die

U2 - New York

In New York summers get hot, well into the hundreds;
You can't walk around the block without a change of clothing;
Hot as a hairdryer in your face;
Hot as a handbag and a can of mace;

We landed in NYC yesterday and feel like we have walked into an oven, it's 99 Fahrenheit with 45% humidity (37.2 Celsius) the "feels like" temperature is over 105!

We checked into the New York Helmsley last night, the room is small and somewhat dated but with the rate that we are paying I suppose we are getting what we pay for :) The room at least has a fridge and is very well positioned - up the road from Times Square, near the United Nations and close to Grand Central Station.

Today we went for a walk (in the heat) to Times Square and down to the United Nations.

Kath holding on to me for safety :) We should go to great heights more often :D
Times Square reminded me of Kings Cross, except with plenty more Neon lights :) We saw plenty of randomness in Times Square; some dude wearing only his jocks playing a guitar and singing in the middle of the intersection, being accosted on each corner for either money or to buy some tickets.... interesting experience :)

We went up to the "Top of the Rock", that is The Rockefeller Center. Despite being very hot, it wasn't too clear so we could only see half of Central Park. At the top it is 70 stories high, Kath freaked out from the height and being near to the glass walls, it was quite hard getting a photo of her near the edge.

After the Rock, we went down to the United Nations and did the guided tour. The place is amazing, very much enjoyed the tour and hearing how the United Nations functions. At times I couldn't help but look around and recognising parts of 'The Interpretor' - silly I know.

Looking to go shopping tomorrow 5th Avenue, Canal and Spring Street - Kath is most excited :) Im looking to get along to a musical, and trying to get some tickets to "Jersey Boys" or "Chicago".

netty25 says:
Hi Guys, figured out how to log on to this - yes I know, its not that hard!
Great to have the MSN chat, enjoy, try to get to Washington, we didnt get a chance and its one of our regrets. Keep shopping and have a ball!
Posted on: Jul 13, 2007
Mark_and_Danni says:
Flo is such an old fart. If you keep up that pace you'll be knackered in two weeks. It looks like you're off to a good start. Keep up the carbs (alcohol) Sean, you'll end up burning them walking and talking anyway. By the way, how many bags did Flo end up making you take? Have fun!!!
Posted on: Jul 11, 2007
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The rail isnt going anywhere babe
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Outside The Rock
Outside 'The Rock'
Grand Central Station
Grand Central Station
United Nations
United Nations
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