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Cindy Sep 19th, 1999 07:11 AM

Safe walking from Rock Ctr to theatre dist. after 10 pm?
 
Last year I stayed in the heart of Times Square and after 10:30 pm Broadway was EMPTY. It gave me a bit of an uneasy feeling. <BR>My question is, i'm planning on staying this year at a hotel closer to Rock Ctr and seeing some theatre near Broadway and 45th..is it safe to WALK from one place to the other after 10 pm?? I only stayed on Broadway and chose to go back to the hotel right away as it was so isolated. Tx! :-)

steve Sep 19th, 1999 11:27 AM

When the theatres let out there is usually a pretty good crowd of people walking from the theatre district toward the midtown hotels. However you could be on a street where there are few people. If you are on a deserted street just use caution, walk confidently and stay near the curb. Along most of the streets(especially 44th) there are a number of hotels and restaurants where there are bound to be people.

Neal Sanders Sep 20th, 1999 05:26 AM

Cindy, I can only imagine that the night Times Square was deserted at 10:30 must have been either Monday, when most theaters are dark, or one very cold evening when everyone scurried for cabs or the subway. Times Square is usually lively until midnight; even later in the summer months. <BR> <BR>Seventh Avenue is the north-south road that forms part of Times Square; it is lined with hotels all of the way up to mid-50s (Rockefeller Center is roughly 48th St. to 51st St., from Fifth Avenue to nearly 7th Avenue). You'll find lots of pedestrian traffic to keep you company. If your hotel is east of Seventh, you'll also find lots of company along 53rd Street with all of its restaurants. Enjoy the city.

Richard Sep 20th, 1999 06:56 AM

The idea of being uneasy in midtown Manhattan nowadays seems so 80s and laughable. I work in Times Square and I cannot even imagine it empty...one can only wish, sometimes! As anywhere, use common sense, but rest easy and have a great time. Don't deprive yourself of all that this city has to offer because of your middle America view of what cities are like at night. Have fun!

Frank Sep 20th, 1999 10:40 AM

I can understand your concern,(I live in the city) particularly on a weekday evening. Sometimes when a show is long, and lets out later than most of the others, some of the side streets in the 40's and 50's can seem deserted as you walk east of 6th Avenue. If you feel uneasy, take a taxi it won't run more than $3.00 or $4.00 from the theater district to Rock Centre.


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