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Posted: Sep 26, 2013 | 12:25 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Christmas Lights, Iconic Experiences, and Foodies' Food


There's a lot we can do on Christmas Nights and Days.
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At 11AM on Sunday 12/22/13 there is Gospel singing in a Baptist Church. 

Then Brunch at Melba's foodie fusion Soul Food, and a tour of Harlem to Sugar Hill and Washington Heights.

This will get us on time for the 103rd Annual Reading of Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas" and then a candlelight processional visit to his grave will be Sunday evening, December 22nd starting at 3:30.

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We can tour fabulous 5th Avenue where there is a foodie food court under the Plaza, visit the famous stores and store windows, and experience Rockefeller Center and its Christmas Tree. 
This takes about three hours.

Add in another hour for Lord & Taylor's and Macy's windows, and another 45 minutes for a visit to Santa Land.

Add in an hour-and-a-half for a visit to Little Italy's lights and cannolis.

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For daytime foodies there is Greenwich Village, the High Line, and the Chelsea Market, which would take about four hours.  This option is not Christmas-y per se, but NYC is festooned with holiday lights, and these are such charming and happening areas. 

For an extra hour we can see where Clement Clarke Moore wrote "A Visit From St. Nicholas" and see Madison Square Park, the Flatiron District, once the Toy District, where the first outdoor electric Christmas Tree was lit, and warm up with hot chocolate and snacks at Eataly, the gourmand's playground.
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Posted: Sep 24, 2013 | 10:18 PM
by Jared Goldstein

September 24th in NYC History

Happy Birthday to these New Yorkers:
The Bill of Rights
and
Jim Henson.
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