“It honestly was tougher than I ever imagined it to be,” the 64-year-old Nyad said as she emerged from the pool at 8:48 a.m. Thursday. “I thought compared to these long, ultra-swims in the ocean this would be somewhat easy and it was a bear.”
Nyad, 64, will attempt to swim for 48 hours in a 40-yard pool set up in Herald Square.
Hundreds of people gathered in Herald Square Wednesday to set the Guinness World Record for the most people twerking at the same time for two minutes.
The show’s theme this year is south Asia, so the displays are full of rich colors. Elephant sculptures adorned with flowers also fill the tent.
Holidays sales numbers so far have been disappointing, but people appear to be ready for the post-Christmas bargains, and even the tourists know to wait if they want to save money.
This year, the 34th Street Partnership counted 21,966 shopping bags. The group counted 17,290 bags last year, marking a 27 percent increase this year.
Close to 22,000 shopping bags were counted coming out of stores on 34th Street, Sixth Ave, Seventh Ave, and Broadway on Saturday, according to counters from the 34th Street Partnership.
Holiday shoppers were up before sunrise Saturday, taking advantage of sales – and peace and quiet – in Herald Square.
Around 3 p.m. Wednesday, a fire started up in a basement wall and quickly spread to the first floor.
The blaze started at around 3:15 p.m. in the basement of the flagship store, which was evacuated for more than 2 hours.
The sounds of waterfalls and tropical birds drown out the rumble of subway trains and car horns at Herald Square as hundreds of thousands of plants and flowers create a Brazilian Garden of Paradise.
Six stations are already wired for service and 30 more stations will come online in groups of five, including Times Square, Herald Square and Columbus Circle, by this summer.
The company announced Tuesday that its flagship store in Herald Square will undergo a four-year, $400 million renovation beginning next spring.
Rather than budget cuts, a blizzard fiasco and the need to dump his schools chancellor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had good news on Wednesday: he said the air is cleaner in Times Square since he banned cars.
A couple that met in a Macy’s in New York City two years ago and became engaged in the same store last year was married Sunday night in the department store.