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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: What You Need to Know to Go

Every Thanksgiving, New York celebrates with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade—a serious spectacle! The immense parade marches through the canyons of Manhattan with giant helium balloons, grand, elaborate floats, marching bands and performance groups, thousands of clowns, and celebrity performances. More than 3.5 million spectators attend the parade. Another 50 million viewers watch the national telecast.  […]

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Autumn in New York: A Guide to Fall Fun in NYC

Pond in Central Park, NYC

“Autumn in New York, It’s good to live it again.” So goes the classic song by Vernon Duke…and we couldn’t agree more. Every fall the trees turn dazzling colors, the air begins to chill, and the cultural calendar heats up, making it a wonderful time to be in NYC. There’s so much to see, experience […]

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Where Did Santa Come From? New York!

Ever wondered about the origins of Santa Claus? Believe it or not, Santa came from… New York! While it’s true that Santa (a.k.a. Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Kris Kringle) has diverse and ancient roots, the rotund, jolly gift-giver venerated in the U.S. (and—via our media—now throughout the world) sprang to life in 19th century Manhattan. […]

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Best Attractions in New York: Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center is the symbol of midtown Manhattan and easily one of the best attractions in New York. A complex of 19 buildings and plazas, located between Fifth and Seventh Avenues and 48th and 51st  Streets, Rockefeller Center was built to be a “city within a city.” And it is! It’s home to corporate headquarters, offices, […]

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