A relaxing weekend in New York City? Uh-oh, think again.
NYC must be THE most frenetic and full-on city I’ve ever visited. It’s non-stop. I thought Hong Kong was bad for people-soup. I thought London was one long traffic-jam. I thought Parisian’s were the rudest people on the planet. Uh oh. Nothing compares to NYC and Zoo-Yorkers.
The city certainly has energy and from my brief stay in Midtown Manhattan I can not claim to ‘know’ the place; but the appalling traffic and the rudeness of the people seriously make me consider If I want to get to know it any better.
On the plus side I got to take an elevator to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building to experience wonderful views of the city-that-never-sleeps at night.
Near the tourist-filled Ground Zero I saw the small Occupy Wall Street movement ‘occupying’ Zuccotti Park in their fights against corporate greed and the 1%. Ironically enough I believe one of New Yorks capitalist sons, John D. Rockefeller may well agree with the principals behind OWS: