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Christmas on 37th Street

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Once known for his "low pH-value" multimedia extravaganzas, Jamie Lipman first hung lights on his house in the 1970s. Here, he tweaks an installation he calls Dallas From a DC-9 At Night (With Apologies to Jimmie Dale Gilmore).
THE RESIDENTS of West 37th Street start turning on their Christmas lights in early December, and by mid-December, the street is at its loveliest. Generally, the lights stay on until New Year's Day.

Vehicular traffic can be very dense, especially on weekends. Hands-down, the best way to see the lights is to walk. You can park on the adjacent streets, stroll over to 37th, and walk up one side and down the other. If you opt to drive, it's best to approach 37th from Guadalupe, going north, and turn right onto 37th. Dimming your headlights makes the experience better for everyone.

The past few years, residents of nearby Home and 35th streets have added their Edison-approved artistry to the mix. Make a point to see those lights, too.

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