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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Eve, on Sixth Avenue

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Photo by myself on Sixth Avenue, in Midtown.

The Empire State Building is bathed in red and green, to celebrate the holiday season.

Across the street, you can barely see that the crosswalk and sidewalks are mobbed with shoppers carrying big bags of stuff. End-of-year sales are going on at every store.

Can it be the eve of 2014 already?!! Holy cow.

My best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy new year.

Related posts: The Empire State, on St. Patrick's Day, The Empire State, at Dusk, and The Empire State Building, Bathed in White.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Holiday Festivities at the Lotos Club, on the Upper East Side

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Photo by myself at the Lotos Club, at 66th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The stunning interiors of the Lotos Club, a private literary club, were decorated for the holidays. I was lucky to have been invited to a party held there, last week.

The Club is located inside a building constructed in 1900. One can just imagine how it was when first built, with people walking about in historic dress.

The floors were oak in a herringbone pattern. The fireplace was ablaze. There were waitstaff milling about with champagne flutes, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Tables were set up, laden with cheeses, oysters, shrimp and all else. Needless to say I felt underdressed!

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The immense fireplace in the library was festooned with garlands. Books line the walls and are accessed by rolling ladders.

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A bar was set up below a stunning staircase. 

To visit the Lotos Club website, click here.

Related posts: Filming Outside Grand Prospect Hall, in Brooklyn, Inside the Park Avenue Armory, and City Portraits - The Williamsburgh Bank, in Brooklyn.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Outside Tiffany's, on Fifth Avenue

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Photo by myself on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, in Midtown.

One of the best holiday displays at the moment must be the exterior of Tiffany's.

The usually sober granite storefront has been decorated for the season with vinyl graphics, showing a pretty streetfront. Here and there in windows and on stoops are those signature blue Tiffany gift boxes.

It started snowing this morning and it's due to snow all day. Stay warm, everyone!

Related posts: The Holiday Windows, at Bergdorf Goodman, West 10th Street, at Night, and It's Holiday Time, on Display at Macy's.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Townhouse, in the Village

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Photo by myself somewhere around West 4th Street, in the Village.

Many of the townhouses around West 4th Street are well kept, with ornamental metal work and pretty stoops. The townhouse above had a pretty, wreath on its door, suited for the season.

It's still been crazy busy for me, with no end in sight. Now for the mad dash til the end of the year! Whee!!!

As for the city, it's been flooded with tourists. Any drive down Fifth Avenue is lined with sidewalks filled with people looking up and about.

Related posts: Living Large, on the Upper East Side, Browsing Around, in the Village, and A Dash of Charm, in the Village.