Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from NYC!

I actually

put this presentation together last year but I thought it was worth another look in! I am still trying to get around to taking photos of all the 5th ave. windows before Christmas rolls around and to share them with you!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday Season to all! I've put together a slideshow of our beloved New York City that will make all of you who live here or have been here, nostalgic…and even those who have never been here, homesick for our wonderful city. Love and blessings to everyone!

And now for an interesting tidbit: The poem T'was the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore  is responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today: his physical appearance, mode of transportation, the number and names of his reindeer, and the tradition that he brings toys to children. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas varied considerably. The poem has influenced ideas about St. Nicholas and Santa Claus beyond the United States to the rest of the English-speaking world and beyond. Clement Clarke Moore was a New Yorker who owned Chelsea, NYC. And now for a personal factoid: I used to live in the General Theological Seminary (although not a Seminarian) which was built on land he gave to the Episcopal Diocese as a gift!

The Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque crèche at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rockefeller Center

Betsey Johnson's Pink Christmas tree at the Plaza Hotel

 Central Park

Lincoln Center

Tiffany's Windows

Bergdorff Goodman Windows

Macy's Windows


Cartier Mansion

Lord and Taylor Windows

New York Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show

Dyker's Heights House, Brooklyn

Giant Christmas Balls on 6th Ave.

New York Stock Exchange Christmas Tree

South Street Seaport Tree

This video of the Saks show is amazing!