Hot Spot of the Day: Rockefeller Center, New York City

The Backstreet Boys perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on June 3, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Nick Carter (Getty Images) They might look a bit older and have slightly more trouble throwing down their dance moves, but that didn't stop the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block from making New York City's Rockefeller Center our Hot Spot of the Day.

Judging from the throngs of exuberant fans who showed up this morning to watch the taping of NBC's Today show, it doesn't appear that the two boy bands of yesteryear will have any trouble reviving their respective careers. Rockefeller Center was rocking as the New Kids and Backstreet Boys hit the stage and proved that despite a bit of rust, they've still got the moves to make women swoon. If you missed the broadcast, don't fret, as you can always catch them on their upcoming summer tour.

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings that covers 22 acres in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Among the famous buildings included in the complex are Radio City Music Hall and the GE Building (or "30 Rock" to those who enjoy the show of the same name). Each winter a large outdoor ice rink is placed in the center, allowing for plenty of stereotypical first-dates and family fun.

Here's a better picture of Rockefeller Center in relation to the rest of NYC:



And here's what you really came to see, more pictures of the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block tearing up the place. Nick Carter wants you to remember his band was once No. 1.
Nick+Carter in New Kids On The Block And Backstreet Boys Perform On NBC's
Singers Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys perform on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on June 3, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
Jordan Knight, of New Kids on the Block, apparently now wants people to call his band NKOTB. Because that acronym just rolls right off the tongue.
New Kids On The Block And Backstreet Boys Perform On NBC's
Singer Jordan Knight of New Kids On The Block performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on June 3, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
Both bands got together for a few group shots and were all smiles. They'll be spending a lot more time together in the coming months, as they're set to go on tour this summer, and hopefully they'll at some point decide to wear a little more color.
New Kids On The Block And Backstreet Boys Perform On NBC's
(L-R) Singers AJ McLean, Joey McIntyre, Brian Littrell, Jordan Knight, Nick Carter, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Howie Dorough and Danny Wood of NKOTBSB pose for a photo at NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Center on June 3, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
Check out more pictures of both bands here:
  • Nick Carter in New Kids On The Block And Backstreet Boys Perform On NBC&squot;s "Today"
  • Nick Carter in NKOTBSB 2011 Tour
  • Nick Carter in 2011 New Year's Eve In Times Square
  • Nick Carter in 2010 American Music Awards - Show
  • Nick Carter in 2010 American Music Awards - Arrivals
  • Nick Carter in The Backstreet Boys Perform on the 'Early Show'
  • Nick Carter in Backstreet Boys Peform On CBS' The Early Show Summer Concert Series
  • Nick Carter in Nick Carter in Richmond


And as always, don't forget to scope out all the celebrity hot spots around the world. 
I'm a former Associate Editor at Zimbio.
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