Christmas Eve in Harlem
I’d been away from Harlem for too long. I knew I wanted to go back there during the cold times just to see how it was handling the change in weather. When I realized that I was going to be off during the week of Christmas, I couldn’t resist and decided to go there on Christmas Eve, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. And so I did.
And Harlem’s streets were nearly empty. Here’s a shot of the heart of Harlem: Lenox and 125th.
A little further up Lenox Avenue.
I went a little bit south and found that a brownstone I posted about is still for sale.
The only public acknowledgment of the Christmas Season was at the Adam Clayton Powell Building. They had a Christmas Tree. (Of course, they would substitute the word “Holiday” for “Christmas” but I’m not that PC.)
Off to the right of the above picture is a nice mural. It’s actually for a breast cancer clinic.
As I was wandering around 125th Street, one person wished me “Happy Holidays” before I could wish him a Merry Christmas. Beaten to the punch! It happens and I’m always happy for it.