Photo by myself in Rockfeller Center, around 50th Street and Fifth Avenue.
The stretch of Fifth Avenue between 35th and 59th Streets was absolutely packed with people, Wednesday afternoon. Many people are probably here to celebrate New Year's Eve.
This year's tree is a Norway Spruce over 70 feet tall, from Pennsylvania. It is lit with 47,000 LED lights that are partially powered by solar panels.
I usually have a deep aversion to crowds (!) and this stretch of Fifth Avenue was insanely packed with people. The opportunity to take a few photos is hard to pass up.
By the way, the Lens Blog on the NY Times site recently posted a collection of photos of New York from this year's news. It's a pretty good assortment of striking images.
To see the Lens Blog post, click here.
Related posts: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, On Kids in the Slope and in the Country, and Have Yourselves a Very Merry Christmas.