I took a stroll through times square in 2010, after doing all the touristy NY stuff all day! It was in the warm summer night where my brother and I hit the big apple, searching for clubs drinks beautiful New York women that were obviously not going to give to California hooligans the time of day. Regardless we strived forth, bar hoping and get suggestions from waitresses to where we should go next and then by the time the night was ended we checked out times square. I remember thinking to myself it was "a mega-lit ad world wanting to empty you pockets."
The highlight was by far getting drunk with my brother in a huge city that indeed never sleeps. Theres constantly lights energy and a New York hustle and bustle that is hard to find anything like it. That is what was worth it for me.