Holidays sales numbers so far have been disappointing, but people appear to be ready for the post-Christmas bargains, and even the tourists know to wait if they want to save money.
“There’s always that gift you find that you’re never going to wear or you’re never going to use and it winds up going in the drawer or in the closet,” said Dennis McKeon, Executive Director of Where To Turn.
Pope Benedict XVI prayed that God “grant Israelis and Palestinians courage to end long years of conflict and division, and to embark resolutely on the path to negotiation.”
“Christmas happens to be all about repair, restoration, and renewal,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan said. “Today, bells chime in joy rather than toll in sorrow. Terror is quelled by truces, as even war pauses.”
A Christmas Day party and gift exchange went off as planned in the basement of the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn just two days after a fire broke out inside the Episcopal church.
In Belle Harbor, volunteers pitched in to help the Red Cross feed Sandy-affected residents on this Christmas.
Overflow Crowds Fill Newtown Church For Christmas Day Mass Less Than Two Weeks After School Massacre
The pastor of a church in Newtown that was attended by eight of the child victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has told parishioners that this Christmas Day “is the day we begin everything all over again.”
For some, all they want from Santa this year is a check from FEMA and their insurance company to help cover the damage sustained to their homes.
The unlikely duo said they are dedicating this holiday and the New Year to achieving a national assault weapons ban.
Volunteers of all ages packed the New York City Rescue Mission for New York Cares. The organization is committed to keeping New Yorkers warm this holiday season.
“For many of them, there’s a loss of faith perhaps. A loss of hope. A loss of concern. A loss of the sense of the future,” Father Michael Gribbon of Blessed Trinity Parish told WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell.
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The father of the children killed in the Christmas day fire in Stamford a year ago today has shared his reflections and how he wants them remembered.
This is a Christmas full of special meaning for a young family in Queens. They’ll be spending a quiet holiday at home with their first baby. But it took a series of miracles — and a painful loss — to get there.
Christians around the globe are gathering on Monday night to celebrate one of the most important holy days of the year. And in New York, they are flocking to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
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