Manhattan Madhouse

My trip to the Family Firm Institute Annual Conference in Manhattan was extremely short. I hopped a train in New Haven shortly after 6:00 A.M. and was in Grand Central Station by 8:00 A.M. I walked to Times Square where the conference was held at the Marriot Marquis. New York was its usual busy self.

The Naked Cowboy in Times Square.

The conference went all day, but before I caught a 7:00 P.M. train back to New Haven, I walked over to the B & H Superstore on 9th Avenue. B & H is one of my favorite photography retailers and their Manhattan store is one of the largest photo/video/audio stores in the world. I do all of my ordering online and had never been to their headquarters. There were 60 registers/attendants in the digital SLR area alone. Conveyor belts run all over the store and automate the fulfillment process. It is an amazing retail establishment and was worth the walk.

Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building.

I grabbed some dinner and a juice on the way back to the terminal and boarded an outbound train for New Haven. It was a short, but fun trip to the city that never sleeps.

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