Went to nyc this weekend. I have been to nyc many times during the holiday season on weekends...this time the place seemed crazier - did not think that possible - than ever. I mean, crazy as far as crowds are concerned. I think that is wonderfull but honestly I could not wait to get out of there.... I know there are a lot of europeans coming to the states to go Christmas shopping....I have relatives that are doing that now as the euro is well against the dollar - so I say bring em in here-spend all your money in America the wonderfull! Just thought I would share.