Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

First, I didn’t get any closer to the tree at Rockefeller Center, because crowds.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 2015

Second, as I said before, I wasn’t blown away the windows I was passing by as I walked up Fifth Avenue. So I spent some time photographing other people looking at the windows.

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

I enjoyed the ones where they decorated the entire building, like Harry Winston’s. There was actually more going on than I show here. Every window going up to the roof was decorated.

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

Tiffany’s always does a good job. Instead of going for pizazz, they build these small, charming tableaus, which are Nutcracker-magical.

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

My other favorite was Bergdorf Goodman’s windows, for the color, drama and sparkle.

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

My last shot is at Barney’s, where they had a guy making ice sculptures right there in the window. Unfortunately I arrived when he was cleaning up after the last one and I was too impatient to wait for the next one.

Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Christmas Windows, New York City, 2015

  1. Hi Stacy; Thanks for posting these gorgeous Christmas photos! I’m a long-term lurker on your site. I think I found you years ago through Citizen Reader (an ex-colleague) and kept coming back for the NYC photos. Oh, and your books. I’m an ex-New Yorker (well, Long Islander) stranded in the Midwest, so it’s awesome to get a little touch of the city.

    Happy Holidays!!!
    Lisa

  2. I grew up in Commack, so we’re neighbors of a sort. I went to Holy Family DHS in S. Huntington.

    I’m looking forward to your new book!

    Loving your Christmas decoration photos. I miss NYC!

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