Posts Tagged ‘macy’s’

I’m over here!

September 8, 2013

look at me!

When you can’t locate friends and family, get on the horn, stand in the middle of the sidewalk, and wave your arms madly until they they see you.

The miracle: no longer on 34th St.

April 13, 2011

The front of the ferry bus spells it out: the “new” miracle is on the Hudson, not at Macy’s. Times change. The plane landing in the river in winter turned us all into optimists. After that, Santa Claus does not seem so far-fetched.

Giant green oil can

April 7, 2011

Valvoline has taken over the area in front of Macy’s with an inflatable green oil can and a fake stock car. A rep told me that it’s April, a month of renewal, and started his spiel about recycled motor oil, but I didn’t let him go on too long because I said I didn’t own a car and didn’t need to know specifics. The display, ironically, was on a car-free plaza; below street-level is one of the city’s major subway hubs.

Is it last-minute yet?

December 23, 2010

34th Street isn’t crowded today, not yet, anyway. If people were really looking for bargains, they wouldn’t let the windy cold (or lousy economic environment) deter them.

Flowers @ Herald Square

April 9, 2010

Herald Square has been turned in to a pedestrian mall, with lots of tables and chairs. On the periphery are pots with flowers. The effect is pleasant – not perfect but definitely nicer than cars zooming down the avenues.

Your food is on its way

March 27, 2010

Shoppers love 34th Street; pedestrians hate it. Delivery guys on bikes tolerate the Herald Square area because they have to.

Seasonal confusion

November 9, 2009

what's wrong with this picture

Maybe it’s all connected to global warming, but seasonal confusion is all around. Baseball wraps up in November, and Christmas decorations are up before Halloween. The Empire State Building has Yankee colors on display, and the first of Macy’s Christmas trees is all lit up on 34th Street. I don’t understand.