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Things to do in New York this month

Last night I went to Rockefeller Center to visit the tree and I have to say, at night, it was breathtaking! They decorated it with all different colored lights, instead of just white or gold, and it looks just beautiful! WNBC in New York actually has a “tree cam” on their website so you can see the tree live!

I was there kind of late, because I was coming out of an event, and what struck me as interesting was that people were still going up to the ‘Top of the Rock” at like 10:30pm! They have these cool late night tours and to accomodate folks who are walking around at that hour, many of the shops were still open. I took advantage by stopping in Godiva for a late night chocolate fix! Here is the website for Rockefeller Center should you find yourself in New York some evening. Lucky for me, it was very mild last night too, which frankly it has been in New York all Fall, so it doesn’t make late night strolling too cold to bare. Of course if you don’t feel like coming out at night, Rockefeller Center is still the place to be during the day to see or even try out the ice skating.

Another great reason to come to New York now is because finally the the Broadway Stagehand strike has been settled! Since many businesses and shows were hurt during the strike, they are giving great deals away to get people to come back and fast. Additionally, they have opened 5 new plays since the strike ended so there are even more plays and musicals to see while you are here. If you go to Playbill.com, they’ve got the latest on Broadway news and ticket deals.

Now I have to throw this one in there because I am a mom and I thought this was a good find. If you have a kid who is really into Build-A-Bear like my kid is, then check out their 5th Avenue store. It’s really big and roomy so you don’t feel the crowds. PLUS, they have a few stuffing stations downstairs that no one seems to realize are there so you don’t have to wait in the long lines upstairs. The staff there was noticeably friendly and seemed genuinely happy -we had a great experience going there recently.

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