Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

This is a collage of different images of the 2008 Times Square Centennial New Year’s Eve Ball as it constantly transformed into a kaleidoscope of colors. The Ball was displayed at the Times Square Information Center. The LED lights can create a myriad of colors for a kaleidoscope of hues against the Waterford Crystal triangles.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter Wedding

Central Park and Grand Central Terminal are two of the most popular sites for wedding photography in the city. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Chrysler Building on a Foggy Night

prominent symbol of the American Gothic, the Chrysler Building seen on a foggy night evokes melancholy with stillness and beauty in midtown Manhattan. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Empire State Building lights up in red, green and white
Bloomberg Tower's Christmas Tree
Philippine capiz shell Christmas lantern adorning the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue (2011)
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A New York Townhouse Christmas Dinner Party

Henri Bendel's window display this year features "Hirschfeld Spectacular". The Fifth Avenue boutique collaborated with Margo Feiden Galleries to create a 3-D tribute to the late line artist Al Hirschfeld, known for his renderings of celebrities spanning a 75-year career. This display imagines a New York townhouse Christmas dinner party with Marilyn Monroe, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liza Minnelli, Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg and Audrey Hepburn.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Festive Street Holiday Lights

This is 73rd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Each year, the trees that line the street are decorated with lights during the holiday season.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Radio City Music Hall Christmas

The Radio City Music Hall is the venue for one of the grandest holiday tradition in the city, the Radio City Christmas Speactacular. The annual musical holiday stage show showcases the Rockettes and other performers, lavish sets and costumes and an original musical score. The area surrounding the Radio City Hall is always crowded during the holidays because of locals and tourists visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the Christmas displays on Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Super Saturday

Today is what retail experts call “Super Saturday”, considered the second-busiest day of the shopping year. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Manhattan Sidewalk Christmas Tree Vendors

Soon after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas tree vendors set up shop on the sidewalks. Most of the seasonal vendors are from Canada who come to New York during the Christmas season to sell Christmas trees and wreaths. The trees fill the streets with the scent of pine and brings a little cheer to the neighborhood. This one is located at the corner of First Avenue and 71st Street.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cartier Fifth Avenue's Red Bow and Ribbon

The flagship store of the upscale jeweler, Cartier, is again adorned for the holidays with a red bow and ribbons that wrap up the elegant building at Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street. since 1979. The display featuring thousands of LED lights is designed by the Metropolis Group of Companies in London, England. On the left is Salvatore Ferragamo. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

MoMA Flagship Design and Book Store

The Museum of Modern Art has a flagship store within the Museum building that features art reproductions, design objects, and books, as well as exclusive items for the whole family, developed and produced by MoMA. It is located at West 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The other MoMA design stores are located across the museum and in SoHO.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snowy Central Park

The first significant snowstorm hit the New York City area yesterday. Snow fell consistently across the five boroughs all day with accumulation of about three to six inches of snow across the city. Here are some images captured yesterday afternoon in Central Park.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Harry Winston New York Salon Christmas Decoration

Elegant Christmas lights adorn the French-style Harry Winston New York Salon. The jewelry store is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 56th Street.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show - Model Trains and Botanical Architecture

One of New York's popular family holiday traditions is the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show. It features model trains running along a half-mile of track in and around New York landmark buildings and bridges constructed entirely of plant materials including nuts, tree bark, fruits, pine cones, and leaves. The display is being held at the historic, Victorian-era Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The botanical architecture includes replicas of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the original Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge, among others. The Holiday Train Show runs through January 12, 2014.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Empire State Building Shines For Nelson Mandela

The Empire State Building tower lights up with blue, red, yellow and green, the colors of South Africa's flag to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela. An anti apartheid icon, Mandela died Thursday at age 95. He was South Africa's first black president. He first visited New York in 1990.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

In a ceremony that has been held yearly since 1933, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was illuminated on Wednesday night. The 76-foot Norway Spruce is a world-wide symbol of the Christmas season in New York City, and it attracts thousands of tourists and locals alike. Both the skating rink and the official photo op at Rockefeller Center's Channel Gardens have also become popular places where couples get engaged.