We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto! If you’re in the mood to see some interesting sights, then New York City is definitely the place for you. From the eclectic array of street performers to the colorful cross dresser taking his cat out for a walk, you won’t find a more diverse group of people. Singer Alice Cooper once said, “City people live the city. We live in New York. We live in places where it’s chaotic and you never know what’s going to happen. And that’s the music – you never know what’s going to happen.” That sentiment couldn’t more aptly describe New York, where enthusiastic street vendors hawk their wares from every corner and where riding the subway is an adventure all in itself.
Are you tired of the mundane? Are boring weekends at home watching television putting you to sleep? Then pack your bags and head to the city that NEVER sleeps. Go where the beer is cheap, the entertainment is one-of-a-kind, and the craziness never stops. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the mood for Wicked on Broadway or some naughtiness with the Naked Cowboy, there’s a little bit of something in New York for everyone. Pictured below are just a few of the intriguing sights from one of America’s most famous and most loved cities. Let the crazy times begin!
What do you get when you cross the Cookie Monster playing in a band with two pink gorillas? Oh, just another ordinary day in New York.
For those of you suffering with coulrophobia (otherwise knows as a fear of clowns), New York might not be the best place to visit.
Only in New York could you find two people speed-dating with brown paper bags covering their faces.
Heard on the streets of New York City – “Is that a laser rifle in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?”
Where every parent in New York dreams of taking their children to play and the reason why many New Yorkers wish they were kids again.
For New Yorkers, street performers are nothing new, but this crazy performance act reaches a whole new level of creepy.
It’s not every day you see the Statue of Liberty walking the streets of New York. No, actually that IS something you see every day in New York.
Well, at least he’s honest! If you really need the money to buy marijuana, then just say so.
When the Joker decides to come to town, everyone stays out of his way.
I don’t know what bothers me more. The fact that these cross-dressers resemble creepy real-life baby dolls or that I’m jealous over their fabulous legs.
What surprises you more – the fact that there is such a thing as a tofu hot dog or the guy with boobs, carrying a baby doll?
How do you know you’re in the heart of New York? When a dolphin sits down beside you on the subway.
See? There really ARE alligators in the sewers of New York! (Not really, folks. It’s just a fake. But would it honestly surprise you to see one there?)
You can witness all kinds of craziness in Central Park – like a human bunny with balloons on his head, carrying a giant carrot.
From Storm Troopers to a man riding a bicycle with a giant cupcake strapped to the back, New York has it’s own special kind of weird people.
I bet you wouldn’t catch hundreds of people doing yoga in the middle of the street where you live. Am I right?
Sometimes even Bumblebee likes to get in on the action New York-style. I mean, where else could you take a picture of a twenty-foot tall Transformer in the middle of the street?
What? Like you’ve never seen a man wearing rubber gloves, toting a boom box on his head and carrying a gold fox in his arms before?
Sometimes you just need to escape from your pineapple under the sea to play a little in the big city.
This gives a whole new meaning to the term “doggie bag”. It’s a good thing this New Yorker doesn’t own a German Shepherd.
Look! It’s Dennis Rodman! No, wait a minute. It’s George Clinton! Or maybe that’s Wesley Snipes. Honestly, it’s anyone’s guess.
From guitar playing hobos to little dancing Michael Jackson’s, riding the subway is an adventure for all New Yorker’s.
Even when Christian Dior is closed for renovations, they do it in style. It’s not every day you see a giant purse on the sidewalk – except maybe in New York.
The men in New York are so macho. They even wear dress shoes with their overalls.
Looks like spotting Elmo standing on the side of the street isn’t much of a surprise to these New Yorkers. Quick! Someone tickle him!