Christmas In New York

Updated: Jan 10

The City That Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, Gotham - aka New York City. Whatever you call it, it's the most exciting place to be, especially at Christmas!

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A fun video of our day in New York City at Christmas. Please visit my YouTube Channel, subscribe, hit the bell for notifications so you don't miss any new videos and give a thumbs up to the videos you like. Feel free to share and comment/ask questions. check out my category Gluten Free Soups.

Some Fun History:

I was born and raised on Long Island. However, my parents and grandparents were born and raised in Brooklyn. Eventually, the neighborhood in Brooklyn started to go downhill. In 1960, my father's family moved to Queens and my mother's family moved to Long Island.

It took about 50 years, but Williamsburg, Brooklyn was finally built up again and a desirable place to live. The video above is a great representation. However, it deteriorated in the early 60's when many people who had lived there for years, fled. By the 70's it was literally a dump and you wouldn't dare walk down the street in broad daylight. It was definitely dangerous.

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My parents still lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1957 only a few blocks from the feast. They would go nightly with family and friends. They took us as kids and I took my own children as kids. The area by the feast was always safe, however, the surrounding areas were not until the 2000's or so.

My dad worked on Wall Street from the age of 18 and worked in New York City until the late 90's. We always went into the city to visit relatives, see Broadways shows, shop, and especially to visit at Christmas Time.

I also worked in the city. At one time I worked right behind St. Patrick's Cathedral. If I wasn't out on lunch dates with friends or bosses, sometimes I'd spend lunch hours inside the Cathedral, relaxing and enjoying the sights and music. Or I'd wander through Saks Fifth Avenue just browsing mostly, but at Christmas time, I often bought gifts.

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Christmas in New York 2021:

My son drove into the city rather than taking the train. That made it much easier for myself and my husband as both of us are disabled. Above is the New York City skyline approaching the midtown tunnel.

Our first stop was Radio City Music Hall where we saw The Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes. These are pictures on 6th Avenue, around and outside Radio City.