losing our ferris wheel

A tourist doesn’t come to New York and not make his or her way to Times Square.  Sometimes you find a tourist looking up or taking a picture of something that makes you look to see what they are discovering. Once in a while you’ll see something you would never have seen otherwise. The other night, I heard a tourist say “the sky is so black”.  He wasn’t kidding, the sky was really black!  But I never would have looked up and noticed if I didn’t hear him comment on it.

Times Square the crossroad of the world; it’s known for its grandeur, its excitement and its outrageous.  One example of this is the Toys R Us in Times Square along Broadway.  This store is more like an experience than a store, and as it should be given its location. Most NYers, avoiding this neighborhood at all costs, probably don’t know about the full size ferris wheel inside of the store.

The ferris wheel is a sight and an experience, and for sure something you don’t see in just any city.  Unfortunately, this city has insurmountable rising rents, so high that the 2nd most well known toy store can’t afford the rent and is closing at the end of December (the 1st already closed!).

My nephew had his 3rd birthday party there and of course we couldn’t walk out of the store without riding it a few times.  I’m glad this happened because I am proud to say that I have ridden it and it is always the #1 thing on my list of “rare and unknown” “places to see” if you’re in the area.

ferris wheel

Yes, ok, this post is very last minute but better late than never.

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About cara protzko

A wanderlust at heart, I believe there is no better city to explore than NYC. With so much culture to experience, both old and new, my mission is to share my under the radar findings to enhance the experiences of the locals and the full-time NYC wanderers. I want my experiences and this blog be your go-to place for insider tips as you travel and explore this great city.
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One Response to losing our ferris wheel

  1. Shelley Protzko says:

    So true about looking up when you see someone pointing to the sky especially onNYC. You may see something that you would not have otherwise seen

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