Times Square is undergoing a redesign to provide additional public space for pedestrians and events, and transform “the bow tie” into a world-class piazza. The transformation is a three-phase capital project that began in 2012 and is currently scheduled to be completed by December 2016.
Â NYC Time Square’s Iconic mime artist “Da Goldman”Â that makes the heart of NYC skip a beat.
After leaving Time Square we head towards Central Park and found Crown Deli to have lunch. It was across the street from The Ed Sullivan Theatre, the home of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The deli had a pay by the pound buffet which offered a wide variety of hot food, a sandwich/bagel station, a salad station and pre-made sandwiches. We opted for the per-made sandwiches and chips. We made our way upstairs where there were lots of tables, a Sushi bar and the VERY dirty bathroom.
We were headed back to the hotel to meet up with the Rotchfords, their plane had been delayed, when we were in need of a restroom. In New York you don’t just walk into a place and use their restroom. You must buy something first. So we went into the Tick Tock Diner, an iconic symbol of the American diner in Midtown across from Penn Station. The interior was classic old-school diner with a menu of comfort food. We ordered drinks and Steve went to the restroom.
When he returned he said we must go down stairs and look around. We descend down the staircase to the restrooms to take a look at the private party room with a bank vault. The New Yorker Wyndham Hotel sophisticated Art Deco dÃ©cor entrance was across the hall.