[MUSIC] Behind me is 42nd street, it runs from the
East River all the way to the Hudson, across Manhattan.
We're going to walk this street from one end to
the other and see as much as we can. I'm
Andrew McCarthy, this is my neighborhood, let's go see it.
[MUSIC] The world convenes at the United Nations, just above
the east end of 42nd Street. [UNKNOWN] Really? Welcome. Very
good, very good. [FOREIGN] [LAUGH] [LAUGH] [FOREIGN] I love New
York. [MUSIC] You always know the out of towners. They're
the ones waiting on the curb. The New Yorkers were
in the street. The Chrysler Building is my favorite building
in New York. Just west is the most famous train
station in the country. Three-quarters of a million people pass
through Grand Central every day. [CROSSTALK] There's more to this
place than just trains. [MUSIC] Let's eat. I'll take another.
A short walk away, things are a lot quieter. [MUSIC]
Great place to spend the afternoon. The library also happens
to have a beautiful backyard. I love Bryant Park, it
has the most European feel of any park in town.
[MUSIC] Just one block west of this oasis, is the
most chaotic corner in the country. Times Square, crossroads of
the world. [INAUDIBLE] Broadway off to Pedestrian traffic only. Best
idea he ever had. [MUSIC] No part of 42nd street
has changed more than this block between 7th and 8th.
It used to be all drugs and prostitution. Now it's
Disney. [MUSIC] I'll get the whole back one. I got
it. How's that look? Can you get more of the
background, please? More background, right. This far west section of
42nd Street isn't so much a neighborhood being rebuilt. As
one that's being born. Lot of rats down there? Sometimes.
Yeah. [LAUGH] You're a better man than me. It's a
living. Yeah. [LAUGH] Here's the end of the line, 42nd
and 12th. There's the Hudson River, the Circle Line, the
Intrepid. It's New Jersey beyond that. Nice walk. [BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC]