It must be a sign of the Kentucky hillbilly deep inside of me, because after I got settled in my hotel room, I hit the street and walked straight to Central Park -- one of my absolute favorite parts of the city. I stayed on the edge of the enormous park, but it was just nice to see it again. The lovely green mixed with giant boulders and spotted with sunbathers -- all ringed with skyscrapers scratching at the sky. It's the part of the city that I feel most at ease in.
But that's not to say that I don't love the hustle and bustle of New York. I walked over to Fifth Avenue and grabbed a shot of the Apple store. The entrance to the store is a great glass box with the Apple logo. The area surrounding the store (which I understand is underground) is always filled with people grabbing a bite to eat from the street vendors and doing a little people watching.
The pace on the sidewalk seems a little slower today that the usual frantic pace. I wonder if Sundays are left to the tourists and the real New Yorkers stay inside.