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Holiday Window Displays, Off the Beaten Path

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.

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Neda at 302 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Neda at 302 Court Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. ( Photo by Vincent Goldberg. )

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

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

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

( Stephen Nessen )

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

( Stephen Nessen )

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

( Stephen Nessen )

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

( Stephen Nessen )

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

( Stephen Nessen )

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 )

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 )

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 )

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

( Stephen Nessen )

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 )

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 )
This year, the Union Square kitchenware store Fishs Eddy has taken a political stance with its holiday windows.
This year, the Union Square kitchenware store Fishs Eddy has taken a political stance with its holiday windows. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
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!"
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!" ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Fishs Eddy at 19th St. and Broadway in Manhattan.
Fishs Eddy at 19th St. and Broadway in Manhattan. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )

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

( Stephen Nessen )

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.

( Stephen Nessen )
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