Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas in New York

The Christmas Tree beside the skating rink at Bryant Park

For ages I did a great deal of radio and TV production work in the Big Apple. But in recent years, thanks to shrinking client budgets and the quality of digital phone patches, I didn’t travel much further than my desk to supervise most sessions.

Over time I missed my talented friends and the general excitement of New York.  So when we learned A Prairie Home Companion was going to be staged at The Town Hall Theater this month, we decided to head for the bright lights and the big city.

And all the Christmas chaos.

We spent four days at what is described as a “boutique” hotel on Madison Avenue. (What that actually means is that it helps to be a midget or a contortionist to stay there.)

Despite the fact the hotel room was miniscule (and the elevator ignored our floor) the location was excellent. So we were able to walk to the show, Rockefeller Center, Macys, the Brill Building and dozens of other destinations on our list.
Now that we’re back home I’d love to show you some my favorite New York memories. 

So come along and see all the sights (without getting sore feet.)

The scene of the big proposal 24 years ago. (Death by Chocolate went to his head.)

Miracle on 34th Street -- I found a leather jacket I liked!
Without much else to occupy his time, Elmo hangs out in front of Macys.

Oh Little Elf! Listen to David Sedaris recounting his experiences in Santaland.

Even Santa skates at Rock Center

Jingle Bell Rockin' in front of Bloomingdales.

A shoutout for The Scream at the Museum of Modern Art

Everything in NY is bigger than life including these holiday lights on 6th Avenue

The fabulous Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion. Has your family tried 'em, Powder Milk?

CATS on Broadway!

Some of the greatest hits of the 50's and 60's were created here

They say the neon lights are bright...

Cheers to all my gardening friends. May 2013 bring the most beautiful blooms ever!


Rose Petals Nursery said...

Wonderful Lynn, I so much enjoyed visiting NYC with you~ We wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season!

Rose said...

I've been following some of your adventures on Facebook--what a fabulous place to enjoy the holiday season! Would you believe I've never been to the Big Apple? It's definitely on my bucket list of places to see soon.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Lynn, and a New Year filled with blooms, too!

Lynn Hunt said...

Thank you Cydney! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Wishing you and your family all the best for Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year. Can't wait to get together in 2013!

Lynn Hunt said...

Rose, you must do the Big Apple one day!

Sending warm holiday greetings to you and your family. Hope to see you next year. We'll have a blooming good time!

Les said...

I would love to see NY at Christmas time. I have been there in Nov. before all the decorations were up and after anything green was long gone. It was a bleak time. Good thing there is so much to do there as a distraction. Your photos say you must have had fun.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

It's on my bucket list to go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. NYC is a special place and you captured it well.

Lynn Hunt said...

Thanks Les, we had a terrific time despite rain every day. (The sun came out on the way back to the airport.)

You are right, November can be gloomy but Christmas is fun no matter what the weather!

Lynn Hunt said...

Chris, you won't regret making the trip. Glad you came along for my 2012 holiday tour!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I know you went up to NYC but missed the fact that you saw Prairie Home Companion, what fun!!!! Can't wait for Feb. 2nd!! :-)

Lynn Hunt said...

Yes Janet, we thought this was going to be the last year for Prairie so we wanted to see it. It was amazing -- the two hours just flew by! Maybe it will be a new holiday tradition for us to go back and see it again next December.

We are excited about Feb 2nd as well. Counting the days!

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