I had a few hours to myself on Thursday afternoon, and did a lot of walking. Everyone seemed to be outside, since the weather was unusually warm, (in the 60s F/16 degrees Celsius).
I must have done a few miles (in uncomfy shoes, no less!), trudging up Fifth Avenue, then up Madison Avenue, before heading west on 57th Street. The holiday season in New York is an incredible time. So much of the city is decorated.
I stopped by the Plaza Hotel, the New York Palace (once called the Helmsley Palace), and the crowded nave of St. Patrick's Cathedral. The windows at Bergdorf Goodman were elaborately decorated as usual, and hoards of people surrounded the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.
If you plan to visit NYC during the winter holidays, you are in for a treat. Just be sure to bring a parka as well as a bathing suit!
Photos, of course, to follow in the coming days.
Related posts: On Crowds and the New Yorker Festival, Entrance to Fifth Avenue and Sleeping on the Job.