I tend to believe the internet when it says that the Times Square is “the Crossroads of the World,” “the Center of the Universe,” the heart of the Great White Way,” and “the heart of the world.” It has to be, as it is claimed that it is one of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas, a major center of the world’s Entertainment Industry and a tourist attractions, with an estimated 50 million visitors annually. Nearly 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through it on its busiest days, one such is on the New Year’s eve. Approbatory and statistics aside, there is something which visitors possibly feel that makes their outing to this square worthwhile. Maybe it is the lay back languorous ambient during day and equally cheerful, active entertaining environment at night. Let me share that I have observed. With a cup of Chai Lathe one can sit with or without the I pad for hours and enjoy the sight and sound.
The artists get busy: from my experience these guys sketch the ladies to look younger and men older. My portrait sketched earlier by one of them testifies.
For the past many years these guys have been regaling the Times Square crowd. Do watch the videos to enjoy their performances.
To sample our past mode of transportation, we met the cycle rickshaw driver for journeying to our hotel, a Km away. His $ 7 per minute charge was far too high. He was asking nearly five times more than a taxi! We preferred to walk back!