May 28, 2007. After doing the tourist ritual of going up the Empire State Building, my parents did a little shopping along Fifth Street. While they were shopping, I went out to walk around the block to take some pictures and to leisurely watch pedestrians and other tourists go about their own things.
After my parents bought themselves their own pairs of “bargain” shoes, I suggested that we walk all the way to our hotel, which was more than a dozen blocks away, to save on cab fare and to soak up what’s left of us to experience during our last day in New York City. I was reminded, however, that my parents aren’t very fond of leisure walking, so we ended up taking a cab back to Edison Hotel.
Right after unloading a few things, we went out of the hotel to have dinner at Friday’s in Times Square. Our orders took an unusual while, however, so while waiting, I went out of the restaurant to take my last few pictures of Times Square before we leave New York early the next day.
I do not know if it was because it was Memorial Day or if it is the norm, but there was quite a crowd in Times Square. And a lot of marines and soldiers in their duty uniforms.
I came across these pair of guys who were selling anti-government stickers a few steps from a group of policemen. Some pedestrians were heckling at them too. They didn’t seem to care, and were even heckling back. That was quite amusing. I bought a pair of stickers from them.
After satisfying my photographic thirst, I went back to the restaurant and had my dose of the typical Friday’s fare of large burgers, fries, and salad.