Tag Archives: Times Square

Where Will You Be Tonight?

Over one million people will jam Times Square tonight to watch the ball drop. One million people with NO access to a bathroom. The police are recommending that attendees not have anything to drink for at least two hours before arriving. I’ve never done Times Square for NYE, but I’ve been tempted to attend. Seems a shame to live in …

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Broadway On Broadway

Yesterday, Little David and I attended Broadway On Broadway, the annual free concert in Times Square that showcases the casts of hit shows. Weather was great, a little chilly at times, but we were miles away from the stage. The sound system was fine in our location, but quite annoyingly the video screens were out of sync with the sound …

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Morning View – Spotlight

The newest addition to the madness of Times Square is Spotlight, a karaoke bar where you are joined onstage by in-house back-up singers and background dancers. There’s even a “green room” with a make-up artist to prepare you for belting out Flashdance. Audience members can send the performers Simon Cowell-worthy snide comments from their tableside interactive consoles. Spotlight also features …

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Morning View – McDonalds

OK, not exactly a “morning view”, since I took this on Friday night. This is the entrance of the McDonald’s on 42nd Street in Times Square, which bills itself as the world’s largest. Isn’t that exciting? No? Not really? Embiggen to smell the grease.

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Morning View – Times Square

From the southwest corner of 42nd & Broadway, looking north. At 60 degrees, it would almost feel spring-like this morning, if not for the overcast sky.

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ACT-UP Army Rocks Times Square

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum were arrested for civil disobedience in today’s ACT-UP/Queer Justice League demonstration against the “immoral” comments of Joint Chief’s Chairman Peter Pace. ABOVE: Foreman and Kleinbaum block Broadway, moments before they were handcuffed.ABOVE: The NYPD closes in.ABOVE: Minutes earlier, Foreman and Larry Kramer attempted to gain entrance …

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Morning View – Meet Oscar

Visitors to Times Square can oogle 50 Oscar statuettes on the ready for this year’s awards and even pose at the podium with an actual real Oscar in their hands. (I did this! But the pic was not so great.) The exhibit is free and runs until Saturday..

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Morning View – Broadway & 51st

That’s me in the red coat..

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Dinner And A Show

I guess I still haven’t earned my Manhattan cred, because last night friends wanted to take me to eat at the Times Square Olive Garden, and I agreed. I love their salad! Anyway, sitting there on the third floor of the restaurant, with the spinning light show of Times Square playing across our food, I found myself caught up in …

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