Seen | A Year in New York

Yesterday Bryn and spent the day running the Paperfinger holiday booth at Sotheby's for their annual bazaar. Afterwards Bryn called her cab back to Brooklyn and I began walking in search of a subway station to take me to Port Authority to meet my bus.

20 minutes later and with no luck finding a station or hailing a cab, I realized I was going to miss my usual 5:20 bus. So I decided to walk.


Best decision ever. I walked down 72nd street to Park Ave, which was newly lit with Christmas trees all the way down. I cut over on 59th towards Central Park to see the Plaza Hotel. That took me to the very southeast corner end of the park and a very exciting circle that held the Plaza, the Apple Store and FAO Schwartz. Then I walked down Avenue of the Americas through Rockefeller Center. Finally, I turned to walk down 42nd street right through Times Square.


The long walk was full of twinkling lights, bustling people and reminders of why I love New York City. Sometimes I still can't believe I get to work here. It's not always that charming (crazy traffic that never ever ends, nonstop horn blasts, terrible smells, grime, crime, etc. etc.) but I get to do this right now--and for that I am super grateful, even giddy.

So when I came across this video on the Design Crush blog this morning I had to share it. It is so beautifully done and it had me smiling the whole time with its little bits and pieces of the city that the artist caught over a year's time. Take a couple minutes and watch and listen--something about this video will take you away.


A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.