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Macy's Special Santa

Special African-American Santa Holds Court At Macy’s

Crowds in the know have been drawn to Macy’s to see the “special Santa,” an African-American Santa Claus tucked away in Santaland at the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square.

12/23/2013

Santa Claus Returns To Yonkers Orphanage He Once Called Home

Andrew Malcolm visits the Andrus Center each year dressed as Santa Claus and bearing gifts. The white-bearded man used to live at the orphanage from 1941-48.

12/18/2013

File Footage - SantaCon (Credit: CBS 2)

Not All New Yorkers Are Feeling Merry As SantaCon Approaches

An annual bar crawl known as SantaCon that features people dressed as Santa Claus drinking their way through the city has been blamed for stopping traffic, clogging streets, and wreaking havoc around Manhattan.

12/12/2013

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Holiday Celebrations Underway In Yonkers

Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand for the festivities, the couple watched as Emanuel Ringers and Yuletide Carolers put on live performances.

11/16/2013

Santa hugs a boy at a Christmas dinner hosted by Engine 277, Ladder 112 of the Fire Department of New York on Dec. 25, 2011 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NORAD Tracking Santa’s Progress

When will Santa hit the Tri-State Area? It’s hard to say exactly. By midday Monday, he was flying over Pakistan, according to NORAD.

12/24/2012

Children wait for a fantasy flight to the North Pole at Newark Liberty Airport. (credit: CBS 2)

Sick Children Take Fantasy Flight To Santa’s Workshop From Newark Airport

Nearly 40 deserving children and teens — all dealing with health problems at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and University Hospital — anxiously awaited a visit to Santa and a day filled with magic.

12/12/2012

The merry-go-round that was destroyed outside the Magnoni home in Bethpage (credit: Arnaldo Magnoni)

Grinch Steals Christmas From Autistic Child On Long Island

NYPD officer Arnaldo Magnoni said his 7-year-old son loved the colorful inflatable merry-go-round that spun around with Santa Claus on it. That is, until the holiday decoration was cut into pieces and left on the ground.

12/05/2012

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A Tour Of America’s Roadside Attractions – Part 2

Continuing our journey a little further east, check out part two of our state-to-state guide to America’s roadside attractions!

07/11/2012

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Stamford Fire Officials Provide Chilling Details Of Christmas Day Blaze

Mayor Michael Pavia says preliminary information shows the blaze was related to the fireplace and was nothing more than a tragic accident.

12/27/2011

Santa Claus (file / credit: clipart.com)

Santa Claus Sacked At Hoboken, N.J. Elementary School

Picture day with Santa is a long-standing tradition at Calabro Elementary School. But this year, one parent, who is Jewish, pointed out other traditions weren’t being represented. She complained — and Santa was shown the door.

12/20/2011

Thomas Nast Self Portrait

NJ Assemblyman Wants Thomas Nast Off Hall Of Fame Nomination List

His cartoons famously depicted Santa Claus and Uncle Sam, but there’s a move afoot to keep Thomas Nast out of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

12/14/2011

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USPS’ ‘Operation Santa’ Seeking To Make Dreams Come True This Christmas

The program, which has operated for nearly 100 years, enables members of the public and charities to respond to letters from children that are addressed to Santa Claus.

12/13/2011

Santa Claus (file / credit: clipart.com)

Rockland County Teacher Accused Of Spoiling Santa For Young Students

As Christmas approaches and children look forward to the big day, there’s a teacher in Rockland County who took it upon herself to deal with the issue of Santa Claus. Now it’s become a controversy.

12/01/2011

David McKell - Long Island Santa (credit: CBS 2)

Angie Carpenter Accuses Steve Bellone Of Playing Politics In ‘Santagate’

Babylon town supervisor and Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone stepped in last week to save Santa Claus from budget cuts.

11/07/2011

David McKell - Long Island Santa (credit: CBS 2)

Babylon Town Supervisor Writes Check After Cutbacks Threaten Appearance Of Suffolk County Santa

Every year, the Saint James General Store is transformed into a picturesque Christmas village, complete with a real life Santa Claus. The store is partially funded by Suffolk County tax dollars, and cutbacks meant Santa’s contract was canceled.

11/04/2011

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