It's the icon of New York. If you were chatting with the city on AOL Instant Messenger, its WeeMee would be the Empire State Building with arms, legs and a smiley face.
But what I love most is racing along a midtown sidewalk at your New Yorker-with-a-purpose pace, zigzagging in and out of the human slalom gates, and not thinking about all the touristy things around you. You happen to glance up. There is the Empire State Building towering over you. Suddenly you are a newbie again. And at a little under two years and counting, I guess I still am in the newbie, wannabe New Yorker stage. I guess that's why I can still look up and sometimes actually stop to take a picture with my phone.
"Things I Love" Thursdays are inspired by "I Love New York" (BNY, February 14, 2007).