It took me some time to figure out why Rockefeller Center was an attraction, until I had a few hours to kill in mid-town and decided to spend that time there! It was not my first visit to Rockefeller, I first visited it for the tree-lighting during X'mas and wondered to myself - what's so great about this place? The ice-skating rink is smaller than what is shown in the movies yet one of the most expensive in the cities. What makes this place special is its location - next to MOMA, next to Radio city, bang in the middle of mid-town and with great shops in the complex. Lego, Nintendo for the kids and a lot of popular designer stores are represented here. The place is always crowded and there is always a hustle-bustle. Makes for a great place for some people - watching or for just strolling into the stores for some window shopping. The real surprise is the concourse below the Rockfeller Center with varied eating joints and small shops selling all kinds of knick-knacks. To sum up, Rockfeller Center is worth visiting for spending some time to do nothing except take some photos at the skating rink against the flags of the world and exploring all the shops around there! After all, a visit to New York is incomplete without a visit to Rockfeller!!!