Posts Tagged ‘rockefeller center’

The First Word:
At Home in America

It’s Christmas Eve and the Brew and Burger on 47th Street where I work is crowded with last-minute shoppers and tired children brought in from the boroughs and New Jersey to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, by irritated parents and young nannies with short skirts who look at their watches anxiously. I’m 21 yearsRead more..

Photo Album:
Happy Holidays!

The celebration of Christmas at Rockefeller Center started informally in 1931 when workmen involved in the construction of the Center placed a small tree on the Fifth Avenue site of the British Empire Building and La Maison Francaise (the two buildings which today separate The Channel Gardens). The tree was decorated with tinsel and gailyRead more..