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Holiday Window Displays, Off the Beaten Path

Monday, November 28, 2011

Aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery, part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries. Aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery, part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

It's that time of year again: Midtown Manhattan department stores have unveiled their holiday windows. Some of the themes behind this year's displays include Lady Gaga at Barney's, vintage shopping bags at Bloomingdale's and the Statue of Liberty out on the town at Henri Bendel.

If crowds are not your thing but you're yearning for some creative window dressing, never fear. Stores located outside the usual holiday window tramp have intriguing displays -- from miniature Maker-Bot aliens at the New Museum store to revolving heads decked with tall wigs, ornaments and high heels at Christian Louboutin in the Meatpacking District.

Check out our slideshow below. WNYC also wants you to upload your snapshots of a favorite holiday window in your neighborhood. Upload your photo below.

Neda at 302 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Photo by Vincent Goldberg.
Neda at 302 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
At the Spring Street station, MTA employees are celebrating the season.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

At the Spring Street station, MTA employees are celebrating the season.

Fuego718 at 249 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Photo submitted by Mara Catalan.
Fuego718 at 249 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The Little Pie Company at 424 West 43rd Street in Manhattan.
Photo by Antonio H. Ono.
The Little Pie Company at 424 West 43rd Street in Manhattan.
ABC Carpet and Home at 888 Broadway in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Chris George.
ABC Carpet and Home at 888 Broadway in Manhattan.
A Greenwich Village window at 6th Avenue and W 4th Street in Manhattan.
Photo by Tim Schreier.
A Greenwich Village window at 6th Avenue and W 4th Street in Manhattan.
ABC Carpet and Home at 888 Broadway in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Chris George.
ABC Carpet and Home at 888 Broadway in Manhattan.
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies at 281 Park Avenue South in Manhattan.
Photo by Theresa Kasun.
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies at 281 Park Avenue South in Manhattan.
La Delice Pastry Shop at 372 Third Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo by Chris George.
La Delice Pastry Shop at 372 Third Ave. in Manhattan.
La Delice Pastry Shop at 372 Third Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo by Chris George.
La Delice Pastry Shop at 372 Third Ave. in Manhattan.
Sal's Pizza at Lorimer and Devoe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Photo by Theresa Kasun.
Sal's Pizza at Lorimer and Devoe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Little Italy Pizza on 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.
Photo by Theresa Kasun.
Little Italy Pizza on 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.
Photo by Theresa Kasun.
Fortunato's Pastry Shop at Manhattan and Devoe in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn.
Fortunato's Pastry Shop at Manhattan and Devoe in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn.
Royal Optician at 453 Columbus Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Kate Hinds/WNYC
Royal Optician at 453 Columbus Ave. in Manhattan.
Apthorp Pharmacy at 2201 Broadway in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Kate Hinds/WNYC
Apthorp Pharmacy at 2201 Broadway in Manhattan.
Apthorp Pharmacy at 2201 Broadway in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Kate Hinds/WNYC
Apthorp Pharmacy at 2201 Broadway in Manhattan.
Bed-Vyne Wine Shop at 370 Tompkins Avenue in Brooklyn.
Photo submitted by Ayo.
Bed-Vyne Wine Shop at 370 Tompkins Avenue in Brooklyn.
SITE NYC at 35-11 34th Ave. in Astoria, Queens.
Photo submitted by Mackenzi.
SITE NYC at 35-11 34th Ave. in Astoria, Queens.
Arriva Travel at 382 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.
Photo submitted by Peter.
Arriva Travel at 382 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.
Great Pacific Frame Shoppe in Point Pleasant, NJ.
Photo submitted by Taylor.
Great Pacific Frame Shoppe in Point Pleasant, NJ.
The Louis Vuitton store window in Saks Fifth Ave. at 611 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
The Louis Vuitton store window in Saks Fifth Ave. at 611 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Alberto Reyes.
Barney's at 660 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Patty.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Patty.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Patty.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Patty.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street in Manhattan.
MoMA Design Store at 44 W 53rd St. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Anne Feve.
MoMA Design Store at 44 W 53rd St. in Manhattan.
Holiday window on Canal St. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Velia Majo.
Holiday window on Canal St. in Manhattan.
Palisades Center Mall at 1000 Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack.
Photo submitted by Kate Hinds/WNYC
Palisades Center Mall at 1000 Palisades Center Drive in West Nyack.
Lobby of 605 Third Ave. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Allen.
Lobby of 605 Third Ave. in Manhattan.
Jill Stuart at 100 Greene Street in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Kit Thompson.
Jill Stuart at 100 Greene Street in Manhattan.
The tiny Christian Louboutin store at Greenwich and Horatio in the Meatpacking District encases a revolving head topped with this monster wig, high heel and garland of red and green bulbs.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC
The tiny Christian Louboutin store at Greenwich and Horatio in the Meatpacking District encases a revolving head topped with this monster wig, high heel and garland of red and green bulbs.
Would that all of our hair could do this!
Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC
Would that all of our hair could do this!
Diane von Furstenberg store at 874 Washington St. in Manhattan.
Photo submitted by Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC
Diane von Furstenberg store at 874 Washington St. in Manhattan.
Aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery, part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

Aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery, part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries.

These aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery are part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

These aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery are part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries.

Brooklyn Industries' holiday display at its shop in the West Village at 500 Hudson Street.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

Brooklyn Industries' holiday display at its shop in the West Village at 500 Hudson Street.

A onw-foot tall chocolate Santa at Li-Lac Chocolates at 40 8th Avenue in the West Village.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

A one-foot tall chocolate Santa at Li-Lac Chocolates at 40 8th Avenue in the West Village.

The Scholastic window on 557 Broadway in Soho created by author Walter Wick, featuring toys from his new book.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

The Scholastic window on 557 Broadway in Soho created by author Walter Wick, featuring toys from his new book.

At the Marc Jacobs store at 385 Bleecker Street, out of season trucker hats are plopped on the heads of a trash can full of flamingos and fake snow.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

At the Marc Jacobs store at 385 Bleecker Street, out of season trucker hats are plopped on the heads of a trash can full of flamingos and fake snow.

In the other window at the Marc Jacobs store at 385 Bleecker Street hang hundreds of photos from the make-shift holiday photo studio.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

In the other window at the Marc Jacobs store at 385 Bleecker Street hang hundreds of photos from the make-shift holiday photo studio.

In the other window at the Marc Jacobs store at 385 Bleecker Street hang hundreds of photos from the make-shift holiday photo studio.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

In the other window at the Marc Jacobs store at 385 Bleecker Street hang hundreds of photos from the make-shift holiday photo studio.

The Scandinavian gourmet candy store Sockerbit has stockings and stuff to go with its candy at 89 Christopher Street.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

The Scandinavian gourmet candy store Sockerbit has stockings and stuff to go with its candy at 89 Christopher Street.

K.A.A.S. Glass Works, which specializes in glass and antiques, has some old school animals on display at its shop at 117 Perry Street in the West Village.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

K.A.A.S. Glass Works, which specializes in glass and antiques, has some old school animals on display at its shop at 117 Perry Street in the West Village.

K.A.A.S. Glass Works, which specializes in glass and antiques has some old school animals on display at its shop at 117 Perry Street in the West Village.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

K.A.A.S. Glass Works, which specializes in glass and antiques, has some old school animals on display at its shop at 117 Perry Street in the West Village.

This year, the Union Square kitchenware store Fishs Eddy has taken a political stance with its holiday windows.
Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC
This year, the Union Square kitchenware store Fishs Eddy has taken a political stance with its holiday windows.
Each of the store's windows at 19th St. and Broadway features colorful protest signs bearing slogans like:
Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC
Each of the store's windows at 19th St. and Broadway features colorful protest signs bearing slogans like: "GIFTS for the 99%," "NO FRACKIN WAY!" and "SHOP LOCAL EAT LOCAL SUPPORT LOCAL CAUSES!"
Fishs Eddy at 19th St. and Broadway in Manhattan
Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC
Fishs Eddy at 19th St. and Broadway in Manhattan.
Aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery, part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries.
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

Aliens in the window at The New Museum at 235 Bowery, part of a collaboration with Maker-Bot Industries.

Agent Provocateur at 133 Mercer Street in Soho has draped models in lights and has a robot with a spinning head in the window, with the words,
Stephen Nessen/WNYC

Agent Provocateur at 133 Mercer Street in Soho has draped models in lights and has a robot with a spinning head in the window, with the words, "Naughty toys not just for boys," on the window.

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Comments [1]

jean porter from Brooklyn

Love this! Makes one want to stop in and enjoy a Holiday meal with family.

Dec. 12 2011 02:39 PM

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