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NYC’s Best Takes On 5 Classic American Foods

These five restaurants combine patriotism and creativity to offer unique spins on the classics. Our forefathers—and foremothers—would be proud.

07/04/2014

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17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Guide to the Fourth Of July will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

07/01/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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New York City’s 5 Best Hot Dogs

Just days ahead of Memorial Day, we’re honoring this classic summer food. These days we’ve entered into a golden age of putting tubular meat in buns, and the restaurants below serve some of the city’s best, most creative versions.

05/22/2014

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Tighter Security, Road Closures For NYC’s July Fourth Fireworks Show

The NYPD will use seven helicopters, 16 harbor unit boats and dozens of new mobile cameras and bomb-sniffing dogs for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks 2013 show.

07/04/2013

Carolina Eats Worlds Largest Hot Dog

Say Hello To The World’s Largest Hot Dog

The Guinness World Record Book lists it as the “largest commercially available hot dog.” It’s actually called “The Big Hot Dog” and is 16 inches long, four inches in diameter — and weighs seven pounds.

07/04/2013

Dillon Gee of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Gee, Mets Look To Celebrate A Win At Citi Field

In two home starts against Arizona, Gee has fared well, limiting the Diamondbacks to two earned runs over six innings in each start.

07/04/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best July 4th Cocktails, 2013

Toast to Independence Day with a red, white and blue inspired cocktail in New York City. Visit these restaurants and bars on July 4th to celebrate the holiday and summer in the city.

07/03/2013

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Experts: Deals In Store Ahead Of July 4 Holiday

Retail experts recommend taking a lap around the stores before taking in the fireworks and barbecues.

07/02/2013

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6 Places To Find The Revolutionary War In NYC

History buffs, listen up. We know Philadelphia and Boston often hog the historical spotlight when it comes to the Revolutionary War, but New York City has its share of significant sites. Honor the fallen and contemplate democracy by paying a visit to one of them.

07/02/2013

Watching Fireworks

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

06/21/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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