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Holiday Season

5 Beautiful Holiday Trees in NYC (Beyond Rockefeller Center)

It takes a hard heart not to get excited by a well-trimmed tree. After you’ve ogled the one at Rockefeller Center—a 76-foot, 12-ton spruce illuminated this year with 45,000 LED lights—take a look at New […]


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5 Offbeat Ways To Celebrate The Holidays

New York City offers practically as many ways to celebrate the holiday season as it does bodegas and taxis. Below are our favorite offbeat ways, perfect for after you’ve seen the tree at Rockefeller Center and watched the Rockettes kick.


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A Guide To High-Tech Toys On The Market This Holiday Season

Toys have been getting more high-tech lately, and even Barbie is getting in on the action.


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Deals Already Hitting Stores To Make Up For Shortened Holiday Shopping Season

This year, there are six fewer days to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are four full shopping weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, compared with five last year.


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Residents Hit Hard By Superstorm Sandy Reflect On Meaning Of Christmas In The Face Of Loss

On Staten Island where many lost their possessions or their homes, residents said the storm is a reminder that Christmas has a deeper meaning than presents.



Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission Plans To Step Up Patrols During Winter Holidays

Arnold Conoline Jr., the commission’s acting executive director, says the increased security will remain in effect through at least New Year’s Day. The agency also is considering some long-term measures that might help prevent suicides.


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Celebrate The Holiday Season

Welcome to your 2012 Holiday Guide! Don’t miss our gift-giving ideas, shopping advice, food & drink recipes, and movie & music recommendations. Share some holiday cheer with your friends!


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New York City Christmas Tree Guide 2012

From the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting to the lesser known trees on the Upper East Side, there are plenty of festive spruces and firs to see in the city this season.

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Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather NOT Receive?

We’ve all received some terrible gifts for the holidays. Tell us which ones are your least favorite.


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Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather Receive?

We don’t always get what we want for the holidays. Tell us what gift you’d most want to receive.


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NYC’s 5 Best Potato Pancakes

The festivities of Chanukah include eating potato latkes, also known as delicious potato pancakes. We’ve taste-tested the best latkes in New York City for the holiday. Here’s where to find them.

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Shop Smart, Avoid Debt This Holiday Season

With a lot of shopping still to go, Mary Hunt, the author Debt Proof Your Christmas, visited The Couch to tell us how to shop smart this holiday season.


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Mobile Couch: Commuters Cashing In On Cyber Monday Deals

The Mobile Couch and TV 10-55’s Alex Denis are checking out how people are saving cash while on the go.


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NYC’s 6 Best Holiday Light Displays

There is so much to experience throughout New York during the holidays. If bundling up indoors with a mug of hot chocolate just isn’t your thing, here are six of the City’s best holiday light displays to explore.

CBS New York–11/25/2012

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Holiday Shopping Online: Sites For Cyber Monday And Beyond

The money has to go a little further this year. Here are some of our favorite sites to visit for deals on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season.