The commute to New York Penn(sylvania) Station was easy, taking about 80minutes. (An express train would be 60-63 minutes.) Now I wonder why I was intimidated by the American trains earlier... Everything's in English, nothing to worry about.
Sogol, my friend, took me round walking and exploring sights that I have not seen; we spent our day at the West Side. First stop after a snack along "Korea Way" was a walk on the High Line. (http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history.)
This city is overrun by tourists like myself, and to stop for a picture would take forever. It was best to keep walking.
Here's something else special at the High Line: at this point, in the far distance, you can see the Statue of Liberty across the water. There.
I know. It requires a bit of imagination.
With the mandatory Statue of Liberty photo taken, it was time for the Chelsea Market, http://chelseamarket.com/. As with all indoor markets, it was packed with people. Being there at lunchtime could only give us a glimpse of what was on offer there. Isn't the map of the market cute?
We weren't hungry to fight for space, so we skipped the lunch crowd and walked to Hell's Kitchen to have Thai. When spoiled for choice, it's always easy to go with something spicy, in my opinion...
Then we walked our stuffed selves to Times Square to get immersed in the crowd.
(Heartwalk, NYC: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/project-archives/times-square-valentine/heartwalk-/index.aspx)
Did I get my face captured and see myself do the Gangnam? No, sorry to disappoint!
I ended my city outing with Sogol taking me through the