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Rockefeller Center 2018 Reflections

The day I went to see the tree it was raining, but that didn't matter the crowd was thick with taking photos and enjoying the Holiday spirit. Read more from Wikipedia: The first Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was erected in 1931, during the Depression-era construction of Rockefeller Center, when workers decorated a smaller 20 foot balsam fir with "strings of cranberries, garlands of paper, and even a few tin cans" on Christmas Eve. With the lighting of the 50-foot-tall first official tree two years later, the tree became what Rockefeller Center dubbed "a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike." A skating rink was opened below the tree in the plaza in 1936.

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Death of a Retail Giant, Lord and Taylor

When I took my annual Christmas Walk, Lord and Taylor was a main stop on the journey.  Their windows usually focused on Old New York, and the attention to detail in this miniature animated format was so exciting to see.  Some years the windows would have a fantasy, with squirrels and gingerbread dancing.  What ever it was I was happy to see the tradition. I knew the store was closing, half hoped it was a terrible rumor, but last year was their last Christmas Window.  I had heard so much about the sale of the store display, I went in to see for myself.......Wow it really is over! Scroll all the way down for the videos. Definitely an opportunity for...

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Macy's Christmas Windows 2018

Christmas in New York is lively and bright with twinkling lights and in the air is the Holiday music as people hustle buy and buy there is always a Holiday window to peer into. Macy's never disappoints with it's interactive windows and story of Virginia's letter to the New York Sun.  

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