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Fifth After Midnight: THE JOURNEY TO ROCKEFELLER CENTER

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 31, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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We’ve been slowly strolling down Fifth Avenue towards the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  Within 10 blocks, there is truly a vast array of architecture, culture and history.  People from all over the country work together to light up this space for pure enjoyment [and a little bit of commerce].  Some displays will become historic, some displays are historic.

No matter the origins or point of view, this is New York City-we are expected to push the envelope.

As I mentioned in the FENDI article, this series is a result of my curiosity to uncover the “behind the scenes” of the Rock Center Tree.  That chapter dear reader, will unfold at another time.

As the season comes to a close and the ball drops to begin the New Year, may you have a joyous celebration and a FABULOUS 2015!

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

Fifth After Midnight: POLO/RALPH LAUREN

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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1:44am on Monday November 10 the window designers were busy building the holiday displays at POLO/Ralph Lauren.  This store is on the corner of 55th Street at 5th Avenue with 2 windows facing 5th.  The window closest to East 55th Street seemed to involve the most effort.

 

When I returned on the 14th, the North window was completed.  The scene was set for a Nordic Photo Shoot.

 

 

The South window was taking time, still working out some of the details on the 16th.   On November 23 all was ready.

 

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

Fifth After Midnight: TOMMY HILFIGER

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm

 

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The global Flagship Store for Tommy Hilfiger is located here on Fifth Avenue.  I witnessed the holiday transformation over a few early mornings.

The first was November 10, 2014 where the windows were well underway.  Four nights later on November 14 the wreaths and lights were being hung on the exterior.  Cherry pickers were assisting in the process.  On this night it was raining which made conditions a bit more challenging for the workers.

When I returned two days later on the 16th, all was done.  A welcoming log cabin has a fireplace to toast the marshmallows-pass the Egg Nog!

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

Fifth After Midnight-BERGDORF GOODMAN

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 22, 2014 at 7:41 am

112314_Strolling Fifth Avenue After Midnight_0449When I think of the store windows of Bergdorf Goodman the words   “elaborate” and “elegant” come to mind.  Whatever season of the year, these windows are created in an artistic and thoughtful manner.  One could guess that from story board to execution, the time it takes the idea to become the reality is weeks, even months.

David Hoey, Bergdorf Goodman’s Senior Director of Visual Presentation, officially begins working on the store’s holiday windows with his team in January.”**

The Christmas Holiday windows are the final act of every year.  I draw similarity to 4th of July fireworks, when in the finale moments of explosions and light our emotions overwhelm.  Before these beautiful designs are revealed, white drapes are hung on the exterior of each window while the installations are completed.

On the morning of November 16 around 1:00am, I was able to peak behind the curtain and see the wizard, (or the talented men and women bringing these idea’s to life).

On Monday November 17 at 6:00pm the windows were revealed to the world.  This celebration included the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake which hangs in the center of 5th Avenue & 57th Street and the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

 

The next time I was able to get back to the windows was on November 23.  At 2:00am there were very few people on the street.  It was as if these windows were here just for me, to take in all of their glamour and grandeur.  I didn’t have to share them with anyone.

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

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(**Courtesy of http://blogger.lookonline.com)

Fifth After Midnight: Preparations for the Holidays

In historic places, NYC History, NYC Today on November 24, 2014 at 11:56 am

Christmas is truly my favorite time of year.  And New York is the town that knows how to make things sparkle.

But who makes this happen?  This year I bring to you that answer from a small section of mid-town filled with history and glamour.  A ten block radius of Fifth Avenue, between 50th and 60th Streets.

Like Santa’s elves, these visual experts converge in the overnight hours to bring each store front to life.  Its a magical time, filled with anticipation and delight.

 

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Here a window designer at Bergdorf Goodman peers behind the curtain to inspect his work at 1:20am on November 16. The unveiling to the world is a few days later.

 

As with the decorating of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, this doesn’t happen in just one night.  I invite you to stroll with me down Fifth Avenue to uncover the mystery and magic of the season in the city that never sleeps.

Please check back throughout December and follow along.

Until then, may you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®