Of course you did.
FYI....they charge $19 (American) to go to the top of the Empire State Building. I declined. I was going to ask if they'd let us walk to the top for free, but my companions didn't care for that idea. Heh. Can't please anybody.
Anyhoo....here's the proof that I was there. They will let you in the lobby for free.
Yes, mighty tall buildings they construct in New York City. They say it's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. In the interest of full disclosure, it's not really that nice of a place to visit either. Unless you like wall to wall people and overpriced food. I found the people to be nice, however. Contrary to popular opinion, New Yorkers, at least the ones I met, were extremely friendly.
$6 (American) for a bottle of Coors Light. And I don't even like Coors Light. However, present circumstances demand that I ingest some sort of booze every day. Any port in a storm, as they say.
Here's New York's finest, working hard. If you're a cop, you find this picture funny I'm told. Got a pretty strong police union in New York, I guess.
Lots of pagan gods and goddesses around the city, if you're into that sort of thing.
Mass at St. Paddy's was the highlight. Not a bit of hand holding during the Our Father, I'm pleased to report. God bless the Cardinal Archbishop for keeping a leash on that nonsense.
If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Or go completely insane. One or the other.