Photo by myself of a mosaic above an entrance on Sixth Avenue and 50th Street.
The Art Deco building above is one part of Rockefeller Center. Typically you enter the main open space off Fifth Avenue.
Rockefeller Center is the largest single real estate venture undertaken in New York, a whopping 22 acres of real estate. The skating rink in the middle is surrounded by open space, stores and restaurants. The area draws visitors year round.
I braved the cold and crowds Friday night to fulfill my 2009 resolution to be a more intrepid photographer. Generally I hate crowds, but I wanted to take night photos, and the best way to do that is to find a place with lighting (!).
Hundreds of people milled about this area Friday night, most of them from out of town.
Most were visiting the skating rink and Christmas tree, while others simply enjoyed the streets and holiday decorations. There were many kids and strollers outside as well, despite the weather.
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