Seems like an oxymoron to me - NYC being the Green Apple, but that is what Barney's is promoting in their big December Holiday display which I think has had the best creative showcases. Last year the windows were all Warhol-ish which I found to be delightful. This year when I walked by them, I took a double take. I just can't imagine NYC being Green when all I could ever see out my windows (beyond my terrace potted plants) was concrete. Yes, that was the view I had from my desk, below left.
But the Barney's window displays were interesting (see them on my Flickr set on Commerce & Culture). There is such an artsy element to experience the NYC merchant windows, especially in the December holiday season. Curbside culture. Advertising Age (11/28) wrote that Barney's might have the year's most unique department store holiday marketing strategy. (update 12/13 - charities that were recipients of Barney's NY embedded-giving in their holiday catalogue were unaware that they were listed and one wonders if this gimmick in retailing is really working. Gap's (RED) raised over $51 million and who knows how much Susan G. Komen benefits from pink sales for breast cancer?)
I just can't see NYC as The Green Apple.