11.00 am

Times Square

Probably Times, surely not square. There is no plaza, just an intersection. with huge buildings and huge ads.

I got wrong: that wasn't Times Square.
The real one is a triangle junction, a sort of (almost) continuous screen for ads.
And news.

Here I know of Arafat's death. Sharon doesn't even mention him, in his comment.
Amidst the triangle, a US army recruitment kiosk, with the flag designed with leon lights.