Early each December, a magical transformation takes place in Seneca Falls, N.Y., as the classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” leaps off the screen. The word “Bedford” replaces “Seneca” on signs marking the city limits. The tavern at The Gould Hotel becomes “Martini’s.” Along Fall Street, the main drag, George Bailey shouts, “Merry Christmas! Hello, Bedford Falls!” Not far away, a cigar-chewing Mr. Potter gruffly grumbles, “Merry whatever. Someday, this will be Pottersville.” And perhaps most poignantly, Zuzu exclaims, “Look, Daddy! Teacher says, ‘Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.’ ” Seventy-two years following the film’s premiere 275 miles away in New York City, folks here celebrate Frank Capra’s crowning achievement, boasting that the famous director based the movie’s fictional Bedford Falls on this Finger Lakes community. Whether … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ — all December — in this New York town
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One of the most festive times of the year in New York City is the holiday season, and one of the best places to celebrate than the iconic Lotte New York Palace. Home to the famed Villard Mansion, a New York City landmark, the historic, glamorous property boasts a reputation for quality, impeccable service and old-world luxury. Located in the center of New York City in midtown on 50th and Madison Avenue, the hotel is walking distance to some of the city’s best restaurants, attractions, shopping and cultural institutions, including Radio City Musical Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. This year, the hotel has announced a stunning lineup of holiday experiences: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday, November 29 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Located by Rockefeller Center, Lotte New York Palace will be celebrating its annual invite-only tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season on November 29 at 5:30PM. The gorgeous … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Holiday Season at Lotte New York Palace
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff November 21, 2018 The injustice of it all hit James Carmody on Wednesday morning as he was driving back from the grocery store and heard a report on the radio about the crowds swarming into New York City to brave subfreezing temperatures for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I was thinking, why aren’t we doing something? Why don’t we have our own?” said Carmody, vice president and general manager of the Seaport Hotel. “The hotels in Boston would love to have something big on Thanksgiving, as well as the retailers.”After all, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, not Rockaway Beach. Yet somehow New York has stolen a holiday that by all rights should be ours. Advertisement Every year, the eyes of the nation turn to Manhattan for the Macy’s Parade, which draws 3.5 million … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving should be big in Boston. So how did we let New York steal it from us?
The Boston Red Sox celebrated their ninth World Series championship with champagne and an appropriate tune: Queen’s “We Are the Champions.” Then they switched to two songs the team has claimed this postseason. Eduardo Rodriguez lofted a speaker onto his shoulder in the Dodger Stadium visitor’s clubhouse, belting out “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra along with his teammates. Aaron Judge blasted the song on a boombox in Fenway Park after the Yankees beat the Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS. The Sox retaliated by playing Sinatra’s ode to the city in the Yankee Stadium visitor’s clubhouse after they clinched that series, then trolled their rivals once more by playing it again as World Series champions. The clubhouse quieted down long enough to listen to manager Alex Cora tell his players how proud he was of them for “buying into the concept” from the beginning of spring training, but the silence did not last long. As Cora and … [Read more...] about The Red Sox celebrated their World Series win with ‘New York, New York’ and ‘California Love’
By Connor Letourneau Updated 7:12 pm PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures during final minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Warriors won 128-100. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry gestures during final minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The ... more Photo: Mary Altaffer, Associated Press New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson (21) flips over Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson (21) flips over Golden State Warriors center Damian … [Read more...] about Kevin Durant tantalizes New York fans as Warriors rout Knicks