Posts Tagged ‘rockefeller center’

Balls for the holidays

December 10, 2012


The giant Christmas balls are back in front of 1251 Avenue of the Americas. It may be predictable, but they look good here. A year or two they were on Rockefeller Plaza near where Ruhlmann’s is, but this infinitely better.


Walking down the street

November 18, 2012

Time for a lunchtime stroll. Daily, the streets are getting more crowded around Rockefeller Center as the seasonal frenzy heats up. In two weeks, that guy in brown may not be smiling.

This way to the Rainbow Room

November 13, 2012

But keep on walking… the famed, landmarked restaurant 0n the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza was open from 1934 until 2009 and is currently awaiting a new operator. It won’t be empty forever – the ground-floor neon signs aren’t coming down.

Shopping in a Nor’ easter

November 8, 2012

Yesterday, the rain and snow started coming down by lunchtime. On those afternoons, walks sometimes end in retail. Looking is free.

If you think this is cold

November 7, 2012

The thermometer hasn’t been below freezing yet, I hate to tell all of you delicate flowers. If you are like this now, you will be an icicle in a few weeks.

Controlling the traffic

October 15, 2012

A cell phone, held at a certain angle, becomes a remote control. The important man guides the traffic down the street narrowed by construction. I think he should be wearing a hard hat.

Toting the orchid

September 6, 2012

Rockefeller Center was the site of NBC’s football season kick-off last night. Maybe this flower was part of the decorations, a delicate counterpoint to the manly crunching of players on the field.

He needs a guidebook, too

September 4, 2012

He man looks unhappy that he doesn’t have his own guidebook. When you’re doing the twin thing, you want to do it right, and these two have nailed many of the details. I would like to see them eating lunch. Do they order the same food?

Young friends and a beggar

August 7, 2012

By the Time-Life Building, food vendors line up their trucks and carts. Some are there every day, others are there Tuesdays and Thursdays, a few are even less regular. Hungry pigeons, though, are a constant.

Yves Klein @ Christies on a hot day

August 3, 2012

I understand, Yves Klein is not to everyone’s taste. The space around Christie’s is appealing for pictures, regardless: there’s retro architecture, an open plaza, milling tourists and office workers, and diffuse light. Mix it together and see what happens: Yves Klein would approve.