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Sunday I took Kiddo to one of my favorite places: The New Victory Theater. We saw the amazing Bai Xi from Cirque Shanghai (Click over to watch a video of them in action).
On our way to the theater we stopped by to see the Macy's windows. I love to see the holiday windows. Lord & Taylor's are always my favorite, but Macy's was on our way today.
I was disappointed to see that the long-standing Miracle on 34th Street windows have been replaced by a more cartoon-y "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
The facade is still a sight. I'm loathe to step inside Macy's since it's such a nuthouse, and looking at it from the outside, with all it's windows, one can't help but wonder what a lovely shopping experience it could be if they opened them all up. Instead it just feels like another airless crush. Too bad.
After the show we went on a wild goose chase to a no-longer-in-existence Lionel pop-up train store, so Kiddo could
get his fix watch the trains. Along the way we passed this man making crazy-good music on empty bins, a frying pan and some metal bars. We were not the only passers-by who were impressed.
Amazingly, I snagged this photo of Santa making the rounds under the Rockefeller Center Tree. I used to work just next to Rockefeller Center so it's funny to walk by and see an area that is so familiar but I now hardly ever visit. The crowds were insane.
In my brain, this is a classic image of NYC life: subway steam, policeman directing traffic, massive crowds, taxi... The fact that it was out in front of Saks was just perfect.
As compensation for the now-defunct Lionel Train Store, I took Kiddo on a tour of the Lego store, which was crazed with people. They had all of these wonderful little dioramas to gaze at. Jessica @ OSM, you should never go here.