Entries in the ‘CityScapes’ Category:

Super Sparkly City Christmas

If you’re a lover of sparkle and spectacle, get yourself to New York’s Christmas window displays pronto. At Bergdorf’s, marvel at medieval knights encrusted in iridescent crystals (3rd photo from top), lions festooned with golden mane and jeweled crowns and windows with geometric cut-outs of foil flashing in bold color light-plays. For uber fantasy, however, [...]

The Case of the Missing Calder Sculpture

Something was wrong as I approached the corner at Madison Avenue. The IBM building – their front entrance – didn’t look right. It appeared so lifeless, so…EMPTY.  Where the heck was Calder’s brilliant red sculpture? For decades Alexander Calder’s massive steel stabile has distinguished and beautified that large entrance space. The focal point of those four [...]

Staid Old Tiffany Brings On the Christmas Bling

Passing Tiffany on Fifth Avenue, I did a quick double take. What the heck was THAT? Known for their ultra conservative taste, Tiffany has always  limited their Christmas decorations to charming, diminutive vignettes tucked into their shoe box size windows (my this year’s favorite, bottom photo). Now suddenly here was our super tasteful Grande Dame [...]

The Met Museum’s Honky Tonk New Plaza

At last. The construction fences have finally come down and the Metropolitan Museum’s new David H. Koch Plaza has been unveiled for all the world to see. Except not really. Why? Because a horde of towering, mishmash food carts (I counted 24 yesterday) now forms a barrier along Fifth Avenue that blocks plaza views from [...]