This is the lovely scene of ice skating at 30 Rock, Rock Center, Rockefeller Center, what have you… It’s also one of the most go to locations in New York for proposals.
That’s why, whenever we pass through Rock Center, we feel the irresistible urge to shout out to the couples below:
“HE’S GONNA PROPOSE TO YOU!”
“HE’S GOT A RING IN HIS POCKET!”
“HE’S GONNA DO IT! LOOK, HE’S REACHING INTO HIS POCKET! YOU’RE ABOUT TO BE PROPOSED TO!”
It’s good to get some hopes up.
Manhattan has the 30 Rock Christmas Tree, Brooklyn has the Morris Discount Christmas Tree.
The mom and pop store is 38 years and counting — 93rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge. Go out and take a look at the tree before it’s packed away until next year.
We’ve never quite understood the draw of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, but most people seem to go gaga over it.
All that we understand for sure is that an old man buries two cans of Coca Cola each autumn and up pops a massive tree that is full of festive lights several weeks later.
If the Rock Center Christmas Tree is the equivalent of the Lincoln Memorial, then the Rock Center Statue of Atlas is the equivalent of the Jefferson Memorial.
It’s simply passed by and thought of as being WAY less cool than the guys who paint themselves silver and make whistle sounds with their mouth.