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Little Rock,, Arkansas
August 12, 2001
From journal New York with Teen-agers at Christmas!
New York, New York
December 13, 2000
Trains still arrive and depart from this station, so it is a wonderful spot to watch the 'holiday rush'...commuters are always hustling about. Be sure to walk into the main concourse and gaze at the beautiful ceiling decorated with images representing the various constellations. My dad also thought the chandeliers were impressive. Guided tours are available, but I think exploring on your own is the way to go. There are maps in various locations in the terminal and it is fairly easy to find your way around.
Grand Central has a new food court on the lower level with lots of options and ample seating. Grab a Kosher sandwich or snack on Mexican food. We just had a Coke. There are also lots of shops in the terminal that are open year-round (like the food court). You can buy everything from books to children's clothing here. Some of the merchants include: Banana Republic, Godiva, Origins, and Posman Books. You can also get a cup of coffee or pastry at almost every turn in the terminal.
We roamed through the Grand Central Market where different companies sell foods. The fruits smelled wonderful, but you can also find breads, meats, cheeses, flowers, and sweets. Watch for the free sample trays!!
For the holidays they have added a Laser Light Show in the main concourse. Watch the lights dance along the ceiling as you listen to seasonal music. The show is free and takes place every half hour from 11am-9pm, Nov.20-Dec. 31. The show is short, but kids will probably be impressed. My parents and I thought it was pretty cute, especially since it was free!
There is also a Holiday Fair. My parents and I walked through this area. There are over 70 vendors here selling crafts and clothing. Most items were a little pricey, but the various products are pretty interesting and original. We saw some beautiful jewelry and clothing. Don't miss the Merino wool products (somewhere in the middle) - great mittens! It doesn't take long to walk through the fair and maybe you'll find some inspiration for gifts. The event runs from Nov.20-Dec.24.
Check out the Grand Central website for information on guided tours and their calendar of events:
From journal Gobbling Up Thanksgiving Turkey in NYC
by The NYC Expert
July 20, 2000
From journal New York Confidential