Above, in the window on 6th Ave. near 32nd St., ties for the itinerant preacher -- just add fervid faith and soup stains. Equally sacred at Penn Station on Christmas, below left, a large temporary electrical outlet disguised in ribbons and a synthetic snow hula skirt.
Above right, an unusual mannequin at Cheap Jacks on 5th Ave. at 31st St. Just as interesting is the sign behind her that threatens to confiscate any photos taken in the store, and to hold the perpetrator liable for "theft of service." By "service" they mean the headlock the security guard puts you in while the assistant manager erases your camera?
Much less sensitive was the woman minding the store below, Viver on 37th St. near 6th Ave. She watched intently as I got ready to take a picture of the window, so I asked if she minded. She said no, but seemed depressed; no doubt she'd sized me up as just another rube drawn the tropical fish tank-like display, and not a high class photographer about to make her fashion line world famous.