Every time I travel to New York, I always plan on spending some time in Times Square. I love the large crowds and all of the hustle and bustle of a big city.
In Times Square, there are many venders selling everything a tourist could want.
Here are framed pictures that are very nice.
There’s always someone selling Marilyn Monroe things. If you’re a fan, then these framed pictures are right up your alley.
Also in Times Square are many artist that will draw your picture for a small fee.
In Times Square, you can get your photo with the many people in costume characters. But beware that these people work for tips so don’t ask for a picture unless you’re willing to tip them for their time. I have read many stories in the New York Daily News about people getting into arguments with costume characters over tipping. I think they deserve to get tipped. It’s hot as hell in those costumes and they are adding color to the Times Square area and a tourist attraction.
From Times Square, you can catch a bus tour that takes you around New York for a short trip with some information about the areas and places of New York. I took the bus trip once and videotaped it. You can find it on my website on my YouTube Channel.
You can always find New York’s Finest in the Times Square area and they are always polite about taking pictures with you.
Probably the most famous person associated with Times Square is the “Naked Cowboy”. Anyone who has been to Times Square has seen him. He’s been doing this for many years.
He’s always in great physical shape and he is always in his ‘Tighty Whitey’ underwear.
He poses for photos with the tourists. He used to tuck his tips in his boots but now he has cut a hole in the top of his guitar and he tucks his tips in there. He’s trademarked the name ‘Naked Cowboy’ and has turned it into a full blown business.
Now he even has another of his friends posing as the ‘Naked Cowboy’. Here is the other guy that I found on the other side of Times Square.
There’s always something going on in Times Square. Here, a young woman is doing a photoshoot so I jumped in and snapped a photo.
If you ever get to New York, plan on spending some time in Times Square with your camera. I’m sure you’ll have a good time ‘people watching’ and also seeing all of the activity that goes on there.
You can see more photos of Times Square and New York as well as videos on my website.
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