52 OFFICES PART 8:
Many New Yorkers avoid Times Sq. It’s too busy, a tourist trap and an extremely successful one at that. Like Londoners, New Yorkers also moan about tourists.
Personally I like tourists. So today after an early piece of business uptown I decided to make Times Sq Office No 8.
Today’s task is copywriting, no machines just an iPhone, Embassy Pen and notebook.
I sit and watch the tourists, bewildered, excited, watchful parents, great gangling euro teens, groups of Asians with cameras and smiley face hand signs.
They are all my co-workers today along with a number of Hello Kitties and Elmos. I’ve worn these costumes before and they are hell on a warm day today. A Hello Kitty gives me a friendly hug. I can’t help but smile.
Today’s office fact:
Formerly named Longacre Square, it was renamed in April 1904 after the New York Times moved its headquarters to the Times Building, now called One Times Square.
Courtesy of the Telegraph.co.uk