In Times Square the police presence is fantastic. There are officers on virtually every block. As you walk down the street gawking at the huge billboards and people, as well as side stepping the crowds, there is a sense of safety in their presence.
We did see a few odd people on the sidewalk. There was the man selling 'Obama Condoms'. He had quite a speil about the country, safe sex, and well you'd have to see it/hear it to believe it.