NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I spent Saturday walking around Manhattan.I covered considerable Midtown ground. Typical second-to-last weekend before Christmas -- tons of people, lots of drunk Santas, gridlock on streets and sidewalks, but not many long lines to buy stuff. I spied suburbanites unsure how to navigate urban streets, an abundance of tourists, plenty of window shopping, but not that many shopping bags on the tote. FAO Schwarz had its usual block-long line. I didn't go in so I'm not sure if people were browsing or buying. Every single Starbucks ( SBUX) -- and they dot practically every other block -- had a moderate-to-massive line. And the Apple ( AAPL) Store -- oh my, the Apple Store -- I have never seen anything like it.