New Years Eve in Times Square

Visit Sammy and the City on Facebook and click  “Like” to be part of our adventures throughout New York City. New Years Eve in New York City is like no other place on earth.  The scoreboard says it all, over one million people will be in Times Square to watch the ball drop and one billion people worldwide will be watching.  The ball this year has 2700 Waterford Crystal triangles and weighs almost 12,000 pounds.  This tradition goes all the way back to 1904 and... Read More

West Village

During the Holidays the West Village is a perfect setting for a winter stroll, with its treelined streets and charming feel.  There are adorable cafes, jazz clubs, neighborhood bars, endless variety of restaurants.  Hudson and Bleecker Streets are the main attractions in this quaint area, its aligned with charming cafes, art exhibits and speciality shops.  The residents also have the luxury of the Hudson River being right there for them to take a stroll, jog or bike along the... Read More

Holiday Window Displays on 5th Ave

They say the best things in life are free, walking down Fifth Avenue and watching the holiday window displays from Bergdorf Goodmanto Saks 5th Avenue all the way south to Lord & Taylor you will see just how true that is.  Start your stroll down Fifth Avenue between 58th and 57th Street – you will come across Bergdorf Goodman where their window displays are featuring the “Carnival of the Animals“ Theme for this holiday season.  Aesthetically luring and story telling... Read More

Christmas Time

What better way to celebrate Christmas then to visit New York City during the Holiday Season. New York City truly shines during this special time of the year. I hope everyone around the world gets a chance to someday experience the “magic” that Manhattan has to offer. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Video footage includes Radio City, Rockefeller Center, Citi Pond at Bryant Park, Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows, FAO Schwarz, Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller... Read More

What is Christmas Made Of

With the theme “What is Christmas Made Of?” Lord & Taylor asked children from Women In Need shelters and local schools to draw what they believe Christmas is made of.  The structures of the holiday window displays were inspired by their art and feature 125 of the original drawings. The displays feature illustrations drawn by children in response to Lord & Taylor question. Scenes represents the kids’ ideas of “What is Christmas Made Of?” Skating Santa... Read More

Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows

Bergdorf Goodman holiday window displays are a true New York holiday spectacle presenting dramatic and extraordinary fashion.  This year’s theme is the “Carnival of the Animals” displayed along fifth avenue from 57th to 58th Street.  Bergdorf Goodman goes to the dogs this year for its annual holiday video. Inspired by this year’s theme of the holiday windows, BG Films presents “Unleashed,” a story about some of New York’s most charismatic canines as they... Read More

World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah. Every night of Hanukkah at Grand Army Plaza the world’s largest menorah will be showcased – a 32-foot tall, 4,000-pound steel Menorah. Festivities take place across the street from the Plaza and near Central Park on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street. From December 20-28, 2011 at 5:30pm (3:30pm on Friday for the Sabbath, 8:30pm on Saturday). Location: Fifth Avenue and 59th... Read More

Pixel Blue Eyes loves Sammy and the City!

Hi Sammy, I found your site yesterday and have really enjoyed reading about some of your adventures in NYC. I have personally never been there, but my Mommy has. I blog on the internet about my doggy ‘Tails of Adventure’ in the Appalachian mountains so it is pretty cool to read about a city dog sharing their own adventures. I hope we can become canine pals. I do lots of tricks and wanted to share one of them here. It is a photo of me doing my ‘Snear’ trick... Read More

Saks 3D Light Show the Snowflake and the Bubble

Saks Fifth Avenue presents the light show spectacle “The Snowflake and the Bubble” and Holiday Window Displays.  The light show plays every 15 minutes from 5pm to 10pm running from now until January 6th 2012.  The light show is using state-of-the-art video technology to animate the entire Saks building on Fifth Avenue.  Fiat is Sponsoring this year Holiday Window displays, they are truly spectacular this year.  Saks is a beautiful upscale department store located... Read More

Apple’s New Store at Grand Central

Every now and then a day falls upon us that you know you are never going to forget. Today was that day for ten of thousands of people at the opening of the largest Apple Store at Grand Central Station.  Might be one of the biggest grand openings a retail store has ever had. Celebrities from Michael J. Fox and Brooke Shields to comedians like Whoopi Goldberg and Jimmy Fallon attended this extraordinary event. The amazing thing about Apple is that its one of the only businesses... Read More

New Apple Store at Grand Central

Apple is opening their biggest store in NYC yet at Grand Central.  Apple has four other locations that cater to the residents of Manhattan. This 23000 square foot store will serve to the several hundred thousand commuters coming in and out of the terminal everyday.  The technology giant signed a 10 year lease with the MTA and forked up 5 million dollars to ask Charlie Palmers Metrazur Restaurant to vacate early and the restaurant did just that.  Apple, being the attraction... Read More

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market takes place now through December 24th, 2011 - Urban Space management handles the operations.  The market is opened between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.  There are over 100 vendors that offer great holiday gift items from handcrafted jewelry, cloths, toys, arts and so much more.  The market at the very least is such a great place to browse.  This is the markets 18th year anniversary; it’s become a holiday staple of Union Square.  This is one... Read More

Washington Square Christmas Tree

The Washington Square Association Tree Lighting Ceremony is December 7th at 6pm.  The Washington Square Christmas Tree stands 45 feet high and will be situated under the Arch, what a sight to see. Lights will be on from 4pm – 1am right through the holiday season.  Wednesday December 7th, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet with children and adults will be singing holiday songs.  This has been a tradition over at Washington Square Park for many decades now.   The first time a tree... Read More

Columbus Circle Holiday Fair

Columbus Circle Holiday Fair takes place now through December 24th, 2011; hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  This is the 7th year for this charming fair and its situated in the perfect location, right off of Central Park and Columbus Circle near the Time Warner Center.  Not to mention you are just south of Lincoln Center and just North of the theatre district.  If you are a vendor you can’t ask for a better... Read More

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

The 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes is going on now through January 2nd, 2012, if you are in NYC during these weeks it is highly recommended that you go see this show.  This is the show’s 79th year where they will set the bar for the holidays. Everybody knows nobody does Christmas like New York City; Radio City Music Hall is one of the holiday staples in this town, not to mention it’s a half a block from the most famous Christmas tree in the world... Read More

Park Avenue Tree Lighting

The Park Avenue Tree Lighting held their 66th Annual lighting on Sunday December 4th.  This tradition started way back to 1945 in honoring men and women who lost their lives in World War ll.  Now it it’s a symbol for all who have died defending our country as well as the holiday season.  The lighting will take place at 6:30 PM and will be followed by a ceremony outside the Brick Presbyterian Church at 91st Street and Park Avenue.  The lights will remain lit until mid January... Read More