2016:12 months and 24 pictures of New York

January . Central Park

January. Highline

February. Pond in the Central Park

February. City Hall Square

March. Bryant Park

March/San Remo coop

April. Hudson Yards

April. A walk near reservoir in Central Park

May 432 Park avenue
May. Battery Park City fishing

June. Central Library. The view from Bryant Park

June.Bowling green park

July. Central Park
July. Channel garden near Rockefeller Center

August. Governors Island
August. View form the Governors Island

September. East River Ferry and Brooklyn Bridge

September. 9-11

October. Rose garden in Brooklyn Botanical Garden

October. Central Park

November. Brooklyn Botanical Garden
 November. Saks 5th Avenue

December.  Batter Park city

December. New York Stock Exchange

Brookfield place Wishing Stations

Rockefeller center tree
 December is a great month to be in New York City. The avenues get all strung up with shining lights, the winter markets steam with cider and roasting chestnuts.   The most celebrated of Christmas trees, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a classic New York City destination for holiday visitors and residents alike.    A  94-foot Norway spruce is lit up by 50,000 lights, and  the annual tree lighting lasts until January 7th.
Metropolitan Museum Of Art Tree
 The 20-foot Blue Spruce at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is adorned with 18th-century Neapolitan silk-robed angels, cherubs and realistic crèche figures hovering among its branches.  Every year, the Museum of Natural History  decorates a holiday tree and places handmade, artistic origami models inspired by museum collections, permanent halls and current exhibitions all over the tree.
On December 1st, the New York Stock Exchange celebrated  the 93rd annual Christmas Tree lighting. A glorious tree  is decorated with extra large baubles.

Tree near Wall Street
 People ice skate at the Bryant Park Winter Village rink  enjoying  the music  and a huge Christmas tree.  The Holiday Tree at Bryant Park is a 55' tall Norway Spruce decorated in over 30,000 LED lights and 3,000 custom ornaments.

Inside Brookfield Place
But if  you're  really looking to get into the holiday spirit and do not like the crowds, look no further than the  ,  the new-ish luxury mall located in the downtown office complex formerly known as the World Financial Center . From my view this year Brookfield place is the best place  to spend  last  the  days of  year 2016.
There are about ten  Christmas trees decorated differently  located in all over the place.  What is very important all these trees are located under the glass roof  so you can enjoy  the lights even when it is raining outside.

Ice Skating near Brookfield Place
 If the weather is good you can skate outside. Located on the plaza in front of the  Brookfield Place Winter Garden , this 7,350 square feet rink  is  even bigger than the Rink at Rockefeller Plaza.  This season, the rink offer Learn to Skate classes with Olympic medal–winning husband-and-wife team, Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov.
 The centerpiece of the  holiday installation  is a spectacular lighting display with 650 lanterns that follows the glass enclosed topography of the Winter Garden.    Designed by Rockwell Group , Luminaries inspires visitors to pause, reflect, and look to the future.

Three glowing Wishing Stations scattered among the locale’s iconic grid of palm trees  invite guests to "send" wishes to the canopy of lanterns by placing their hands on the touch-sensitive podiums. Upon its release, the glowing block sends a burst of color to the canopy above, transforming the whim into an abstract wave of light that travels across the lanterns. For every wish made, Arts Brookfield will donate $1 to support  Schools music education programs for high school students.
Wishing Station
“We wanted to create a place that was about connection and celebration,” said David Rockwell, president and founder of Rockwell Group. “That notion of community plays very large in our thinking. In a city that can be very anonymous, people crave opportunities to participate.”

Light shows are  presented every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 10:00 PM daily. From December 2, 2016 through January 8, 2017, Luminaries will exhibit three shows synced to the sound of these 3 beloved seasonal songs: "Winter Wonderland" by Michael Bublé, "Silver Bells" by Tony Bennett and   "Carol of the Bells" by The Bird and The Bee.
 If you are hungry there is a  huge food court unlike other public food courts in the city.  It has amazing waterfront views of the Battery Park . There's a great selection of upscale places like Umami Burger, Numpang, Skinny Pizza, Chop't,  etc


Bergdorf Goodman. Holiday Windows 2016

Bergdorf Goodman  is  one of the city's most expensive and exclusive stores. A partnership between a talented tailor, Herman Bergdorf, and his young apprentice Edwin Goodman has blossomed into a fashion mecca.  The company was founded in 1899.  In 1928, the store moved to its present location at Fifth Avenue and Fifty Eighth Street, where the former Vanderbilt mansion once stood.

The window displays at Bergdorf Goodman are among the most famous in the world. The fashion crowd in New York treats the unveiling of the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows like Hollywood treats the announcement of the Academy Awards .

David Hoey, senior director of visual presentation, cites the paintings of Henri Rousseau and 12th century Chinese watercolor mountainscapes as some of the inspirations for the larger-than-life scenes for the  2016 season. 

“These windows are unexpected landscapes of the unexpected. They are delirious remakes of the classic dioramas seen in the natural history museums,” he says. 

Bergdorf Goodman's displays are,  as usual, the most intricate and classical, with no movement within the displays, but incredible dense compositions.

Each window is an unexpected landscape, delirious remakes of the classic giant dioramas one sees at a natural-history museum.

The windows are scholarly yet psychedelic.
There are five fantastical still-lifes depicted under the theme "Destination Extraordinary"—The Book Club, The Scenic Route, The Winter Garden, The Hitchhiker, and Bird's-Eye View.
All windows will be on display through Monday, January 2.
Bergdorf Goodman will also host “Sundays with Santa” on the Seventh Floor on December 4, 11 and 18, from 12-6pm


Bloomingdale's holiday windows 2016

NYC's Bloomingdale's Flagship Store  is located  on  59th  and Lexington Avenue in Midtown,  Manhattan.   Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store. Lyman Bloomingdale first opened the store, Ladies’ Notions Shop, on the Lower East Side with his father selling hoop skirts, a style popularized by Empress Eugénie of France.

The theme of this year's holiday campaign in  Bloomingdale's is light and this is brought to life in the windows. Bloomingdale’s has partnered with a group of   visual artists who were each  created a one-of-a-kind chandelier.   

Bloomingdale's takes a philanthropic approach to its windows this year. These  eight chandeliers, which were commissioned exclusively for Bloomingdale’s, will be auctioned off to benefit   the Child Mind Institute.