We usually started our days by taking the Subway from our nearest metro station Columbus Circle. It is located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South (West 59th Street), and Central Park West, at the southwest corner of Central Park. Columbus Circle is a traffic circle which has a statue in the middle. Christopher Columbus is the man in the statue and the whole circle has had its name after him. The statue was built in 1905. Around the statue there were benches and fountains. Columbus circle is also the point from which all official distances from New York City are measured.
There was a lot of traffic every day and many people walking around the Columbus circle. Next to the statue people were eating some lunch or just hanging out. Someone had put a beautiful flower garland next to the statue on Columbus Day.