My first visit to New York in over 10 years, and was quite surprised by the changes that Manhattan has undergone. Times Square is a much friendlier place for pedestrians with the car free streets, a logical step considering the competition between people and cars. The subway was the main attraction I came to see, in order to research for school. The previous trip to New York had consisted of slogging through Midtown on a charter bus. Now I was zipping (relatively) through the city. Thanks to New York's population density I never had to walk far to find a subway entrance.