Talk about the sidewalks being full of people .
You and your cousins are fighting your way through the early morning rush hour crowd of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street to get to the next stop on your 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City .
It happens to be 10th most visited sight in the city .
It’s the Grand Central Terminal , also known as ” The GCT .
The three of you are getting ready to cross the street , or at least you’re trying to .
The three of you have never seen this many cars packed so tightly together as you’re seeing now in front of the GCT .
Wait a minute , yes you have .
Try the traffic in front of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland when the Cavaliers are playing basketball .
This is different though .
This is bumper to bumper traffic .
NO BODY is moving .
Finally , the three of you , plus the half of New York that was waiting with the three of you to cross the street , finally do so as the traffic clears .
As you all walk into the terminal , the first place you notice is the hallway .
It’s not just any old hallway , it has a name .
It’s called the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer .
It seems as though Central Park wasn’t the only place in New York City that the former First Lady thought needed beautifying .
In the 1970s and 1980s , this building had fallen on really hard times .
No doubt , Mrs. Onassis would love what has been done to the building now .
You all enter the main concourse and see the marble staircases on either side .
On one side is the Apple Store , which you all just have to go to .
” Can you imagine how many people leave from this station ? ,”
you ask , as you all leave the Apple Store , shopping bags in hand .
It seems like a lot if you count the many trains going to Connecticut , Westchester County , not to mention the subway station that’s in the same building .
It might have been even bigger if you can believe that .
At one time Amtrak trains left from this station as well .
They now leave from the just as busy Penn Station on 34th Street .
You all walk past the United States flag that’s been hanging in the same place since 9-11 .
The three of you didn’t say anything as you made your way out of the terminal and out into the street .