Photo by myself in Bryant Park, around 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue.
I toured around Bryant Park, Monday. The tents are up, selling holiday gift items. Pictured above, Christmas decorations showing New York taxi cabs piled with gifts, and Christmas trees sporting the 'I *Heart* New York' slogan.
Vendors were selling jewelry, scarves, pretzels, chocolate, childrens' clothes...everything but the kitchen sink. There weren't tons of people shopping, but it's early yet.
The booths are a great place to purchase little quirky somethings. The real trick is deciding what to get, since the selection is overwhelming. Similar booths can be found in Union Square, Madison Square Park and Grand Central Station.
Above, some of the booths in Bryant Park. The white building in the background is the main branch of the New York Public Library.
Related posts: The Markets in Union Square, Shopping on St. Mark's Place and Still Life, Antique Store.