We've always had a fantasy about walking straight down the middle of Fifth Avenue. (It's kind of a New York thing.) No cars, zero buses, not one single taxi to be seen. Heaven!
Well, our wish is about to come true! For three consecutive Sundays in December, Fifth Avenue will close to all vehicular traffic for the first time ever, in an event entitled Fifth Avenue For All.
The roads will be cleared from 49th to 57th Sts. on December 4th, 11th and 18th from noon to 6 p.m. You'll find a variety of food vendors and musicians from both local choirs along the route, like Brooklyn United (12:30 1:30 p.m.) and instrumental ensembles such as Manhattan Samba (3:30-4:30 p.m.).
After noshing and taking in some of the music, take a leisurely stroll down (or up! because you can!) the avenue and you can check out the always-inventive holiday windows at Bergdorfs and Saks, the glorious St. Patrick's Cathedral, not to mention the iconic Rockefeller Center tree. It's the perfect way to take in New York City at its finest...during the holidays!
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