by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014
Fashion Week photo by Alexander Thompson • Central Park photo by Joe Buglewicz
Fall, those few perfect weeks when the last warm days linger and first cool breezes blow in, is by pretty much all accounts New York City's finest hour. It's peak season for window-shopping and people watching; it's a delight just to stroll around town. The only problem being, there's just so much to do. After the slow days of summer, the City's cultural life moves quickly into high gear, with Fashion Week followed fast on its heels by BAM's Next Wave Festival and the New York Film Festival. The opening of the Metropolitan Opera season adds to the momentum, as do the pop-culture wonders of CMJ and New York Comic Con. The Village Halloween Parade charts a colorful course all its own, offset by the languid ritual of pumpkin picking in Staten Island—though the pace picks right up again with the running of the New York City Marathon. Before you know it, they're lighting the tree at Rockefeller Center and dancing The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, heralding the holiday season as it approaches apace.
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