Most tourists who come to New York City for the holidays head straight to Rockefeller Center to see the tree and the ice skaters. They visit Radio City Music Hall, browse the windows of Sachs 5th Avenue and for the most part have the time of their lives. Even with heavy crowds and the limited ability to move more than a few feet a second, it’s all worth it. However, New York City offers so much more during the holidays than just the Rockefeller Center experience.
New York, as every other State in the United States features many malls filled with stores for everyone’s fancy. Mall’s feature multiple restaurants, spa’s and and the typical all in one shopping experience. Nonetheless, most malls are planted in the heart of suburbia surrounded by over-sized parking lots and other shopping centers. In New York City, the mall that stands out among all other malls is nestled in the heart of Columbus Circle. What separates the Shops at Columbus Circle from all other malls is the breathtaking view of New York City and Central Park from the mall’s second floor terrace. The amazing restaurants and some of the finest shopping in New York City await for you at the Shops at Columbus Circle.
The Shops at Columbus Circle mall is nestled in the Time Warner Building. The building host two glorious towers that are filled with luxurious apartments that most of us could only dream about. There is also the Mandarin Oriental, New York hotel located inside the Time Warner Center. A Whole Foods Grocery Store operates in the lower level of the building below the Shops at Columbus Circle.
Inside the mall, shoppers will finds some choicestores such as Amazon Books, Aved, Bose, Coach, Cole, Haan, Diesel, Diptyque, Equinox, H&M, Hugo Boss, J,Crew, LK.Bennett, Lucky Brand, L’Occitanne en Provence, Moleskine, Michael Kors, Sephora,Swarovski,and Williams-Sonoma.
There are multiple exits and entrances to the mall. However, the entrance that faces Columbus Circle holds the spectacular view of the city. From the ceilings hang gorgeous illuminating stars that change colors in daunting fashion. The view of the stars from all angles is simply fabulous. While most people are concerned with taking pictures n front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, The Shops at Columbus Circle offers a brilliant alternative for your holiday cards. Just climb to the second floor terrace and one will have a stunning photo opportunity. The glimmering bright stars hung from the high ceilings in the forefront of the New York City view will make it all worth the trip.
Shops at Columbus Circle Stars Changing Colors
All Photographs: Brian Kachejian © 2017