Tourists on Wall Street

Is it officially tourist season yet? I was in the Financial District this morning, unsuccessfully attempting a leveraged buyout of Microsoft (daaammmn you Gates), and I noticed an interesting dichotomy between the heavily touristed corner of Wall and Broad Streets and the more businessperson/bike messenger/delivery guy populated area over on William St. one block down. Do downtown office workers just avoid this area if possible?

7 Comments so far

  1. HE (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 8:05 pm

    This is New York City…! My buddy worked within the area. He told me that business people don’t hang around that area, only when they got guest coming in town

  2. J$ (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    yeah not sure if i made it clear but this shot was taken right at the corner of wall and broad streets.

  3. Ben K. (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 10:19 am

    I’ve lived here my entire life and I can safely tell you that it’s always tourist season in New York City.

  4. Dhaval Mehta (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    This is NYC kid. Every day is tourist season; even if you’re a local. Know what I mean?

  5. Tracey (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    I work right near this building and there have been tourists all year, though I’m guessing the numbers will rise with warm weather. I don’t hang around the area normally, but it can be difficult getting through the crowds when I’m rushing to work. Sometimes it’s like an obstacle course trying to avoid the picture-takers.

  6. fortqueenmean (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 10:16 am

    I work not far from this hellhole, and yes, it is a place to be avoided, much like Century 21 and the Ground Zero Temple of Doom, but what makes Wall Street even more special is the fact that almost the entire street is torn up to its pre-Colonial roots. Add on top the blessing of 15 food carts, bootleg DVD hustlers, crap souvenir vendors and fat arsed eurotrash/appalachian delights and it is a recipe for suffering in the worst degree.

  7. michele (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

    You think that’s crowded? You should try walking around Times Square on Wednesday’s during rush hour when mattinee crowds meet commuters, who meet conventioneers and day-trippers. You can’t even walk down the street.

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