Holiday Season

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Holiday Hazards To Look Out For

With children at the center of so many holiday celebrations, parents should make an extra effort to keep them away from certain items.


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Officials: New York State Troopers To Step Up Patrols

New York officials said state troopers will be out in full force through the new year.


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6 Great Nutcracker Performances In NYC

For many people, the holidays just aren’t the holidays without a performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.


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As Holiday Season Kicks Into High Gear, So Do Tempers On The Road

You might hear a lot of horns blaring during the holiday weekend with crowded parking lots at the shopping malls, streets filled with traffic and tempers flaring.


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Families Who Lost Loved Ones In The Line Of Duty Get Holiday Treat

On Sunday, the New York City Uniformed Firefighters Association helped hundreds of local kids who lost a parent in the line of duty.


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.