Being a consummate New Yorker | Off Kilter
Last updated 5/7/2020 at 2:28pm
This column is about being a consummate New Yorker. Now there is nothing more “consummate” in being a New Yorker than Times Square.
Let’s start with the physical manifestation of this area. It is, first of all, in the geographic middle of Manhattan, which is the most “central” borough of the five boroughs in New York City.
It is hard to experience the physical “crush of humanity” of midtown Manhattan. Talk about an unfriendly place for private automobiles. It is impossible to just “pull over” your car as you drive in midtown. It is just about impossible to find a legitima...