Mayor Bloomberg stopped by the gathering to thank volunteers serving the meal and said the message of the event is that people do care.
Sanitation workers are loading up 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows, and preparing tire chains.
Many expected last year’s Midnight Mass at the World Trade Center to be the last, but the tradition will take place one more time.
Flags have been whipping about loudly and violently across New York City Saturday, and traffic lights have been swaying on their poles, as winds with gusts of up to 50 mph blast through the area.
The temperature outside the car was about 40 degrees at the time. Police arrived after a woman called a child abuse hotline.
Hundreds of volunteers gave up part of their Christmas Eve to feed residents in the New York City area who are too sick to help themselves.
“I wanted to come because everybody can be home tonight a little safer and more comfortable and more secure because they know you are on duty so thank you very much for that,” the Archbishop said.
And the question from this column is… who would you rather have coaching your team?
For the first time in his three seasons as Jets coach, Ryan gets to play for NY supremacy when he and Coughlin’s Giants square off Saturday in a game with plenty of playoff implications.
Every year, on Christmas Eve, there’s been a core group of people celebrating Midnight Mass at the World Trade Center site.
The Jets are desperate for a win now, and Rex Ryan made it clear he’s not here to make friends.
There’s a growing number of Americans who won’t be setting their tables at home. Instead, many Americans will be eating at soup kitchens across the country.
The clock is ticking and stores are coming closer to closing as Christmas Eve comes to an end. But as those hours wind down, so do the opportunities to buy last-minute Christmas gifts.
When asked what made firefighter Capt. Sean Giery spend his time on Christmas Eve preparing meals for City Meals on Wheels and not at home spending time with his family, the answer was good will.
The Italian restaurant on E. 58th Street and Second Avenue is preparing for the week leading up to Christmas Eve and the Feast of the Seven Fishes.