i was up on 5th Ave last week going to the Apple store there. It is a prestigious neighborhood, right at the bottom of Central Park, with the horse carriages lined up & the Plaza across the street (who is advertising apartments to live there... starting at $2.5 million).
Anyways... the subway stop there ALWAYS sticks like piss. Here you have someone paying $2.5 mil for a square of air & yet the subway station is not even as nice as our meager one here on 77 st in the BK.
Also was over on Broadway in SoHo yesterday getting some Christmas gifts for E & I just noticed the HUGE stores selling really expensive cloths out of extremely expensive real estate..... and the street vendors selling (sometimes better) stuff out on the curb. I love it. Bought more from the street vendors than I did from the stores.