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Midtown Manhattan

Day One Hundred and Sixty-Three: Manhattan on Lock Down and Closed for Business April 2nd, 2020

I was watching this video on YouTube that someone took of Midtown Manhattan on the day before the Mayor put the City on a lock down. It is almost shocking how quiet the City was that afternoon. Even in the early morning hours, I had never seen it like this.

This was one week after I was at the International  Restaurant Show and at the The Met!

It looked like the last day on earth!

Here is a copy of the video:

The ironic part was that my next walk was in the Theater District. It is strange how two weeks make such a difference.

I credit this video to YouTuber IURETA and them full credit for this video.

The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center

Day Sixty-Five: The Epiphany and the last stages of Christmas in the City January 6, 2017 (Revisited on January 8th, 2020)

I spent the evening at an Alumni mixer and got a chance to walk upper Fifth Avenue to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and watch the Christmas light show at Saks Fifth Avenue. Most the city was still decorated for Christmas but all around the stores, the decorations were coming down as the season winded down. It was sad to see it go as it comes so fast and ends so early but I was glad I was able to see ‘the tree’ as we all call it before it was taken down after this weekend.

Rockefeller Christmas tree 2019

The tree at Rockefeller Center

Even the Christmas village in Bryant Park is almost all taken down. I thought they would wait until the last weekend of the holiday. At least their tree was still up too.

Bryant Park Christmas

Bryant Park in full swing for Christmas with the Christmas Market

I am glad that some of the places wait until the traditional end of the holiday season to take things down. It still is nice to see it for one more weekend.

Bryant Park Christmas II

The Bryant Park Christmas Tree

Even in 2020, the kept the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center up past the Epiphany even by January 8th so that the New Yorkers could enjoy Rockefeller Center. The City was so mobbed for Christmas of 2020 you could not even walk the sidewalks. I had never seen the crowds at Christmas time so heavy. You could not even walk into Rockefeller Center until after the Epiphany.

It was nice to visit Rockefeller Center in January without the crowds.

If you have a chance to see ‘the tree’, it is always a nice sight!

Happy and Healthy New Year in both 2017 and 2020!

 

Things to see:

The Christmas Market/Christmas Tree in Bryant Park

Bryant Park

Between West 40th-42nd Streets

New York, NY 10018

https://bryantpark.org/

The Bank of America Christmas in the Park

https://bryantpark.org/amenities/bank-of-america-winter-village-at-bryant-park

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d136347-Reviews-Bryant_Park-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

 

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY  10111

https://www.rockefellercenter.com/

Open: Business Hours

My review on TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d105123-Reviews-Rockefeller_Center-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905

My review on the Christmas Tree:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d10020616-Reviews-Rockefeller_Center_Christmas_Tree-New_York_City_New_York.html?m=19905