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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Holiday Cheer, Already in Bryant Park

Christmas taxis, 2009
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.

Christmas booth 2009

Bryant Park booths
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.


Olivier said...

ils sont mignons ces taxis new yorkais..moi c'est demain que je parle du Bryant Park ;o)

Janet said...

Looks like some great browsing for gifts.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Such a different world than here! I enjoy learning and seeing thru your posts and photos.

Kizz said...

Last year they were in that entrance to the park by Columbus Circle, too. Lincoln Center used to do a "fair" sort of thing but I don't know if they do it anymore. Sigh. Gifts. The mind boggles.

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Will Hennessy said...

I like the use of b&w for this. I really like going to Bryant Park when I'm there, and especially during the holiday season. As Liz Lemon from 30 Rock would say: "I want to go to there..."

Kitty said...

Olivier, I loved your Bryant Park photos. Bravo!

Thanks Rambling Round, and welcome!

Hi Brenda
I can just imagine the difference between here and Arizona. You must have great sunsets and you can see the horizon, lol.

Hi Kizz
Oh you're right. They probably have booths out at Columbus Circle again, it's such a shopping mecca there with the AOL building.

I know...any reason to shop, right? It's crazy.

Thanks Anon!

Hi Will
lol, Mark and I love 30 Rock. What a goofball Liz is. The whole area during the holidays is a bit nuts.