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Everything You Need to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

HOW IT STARTED: Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” it came about in 1924, after first-generation Macy’s employees suggested a European-style festival to celebrate this very American holiday. It featured store employees as well as animals from the Central Park Zoo. It’s actually the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the U.S., tied with “America's Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit. (The oldest such parade is the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which first appeared in…

Alert: Gridlock Alert for Friday, November 22

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Friday, November 22 is a holiday gridlock alert day, one of the heaviest vehicular traffic days of the holiday season. Residents, commuters and visitors are strongly advised to use mass transit. The remaining gridlock alert days for this holiday season are: • Wednesday, November 27 • Wednesday, December 4 • Friday, December 6 • Thursday, December 12 • Friday, December 13 • Wednesday, December 18 • Thursday, December 19 • Friday,…

Alert: Halloween Parade Street Closures

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 7 pm to 11 pm for the Village Halloween Parade: * 6th Avenue between Canal Street and 17th Street * Dominick Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue * Sullivan Street between Broome Street and Spring Street * Broome Street and Spring Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street * 16th Street and 17th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue The…

Columbus Day Parade Street Closings Monday

The NYPD has issued a warning of street closures on Monday as revelers enjoy the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday in Midtown. The parade route, which runs along Fifth Avenue, begins street shutdowns at 8 a.m., in preparation of the 11:30 a.m. parade which has been taking place in the city since 1929. Marchers will proceed from East 44th Street up to East 72nd Street, and parade goers can access the area by…

Enjoying Fall to the Fullest in NYC

The frost is on the pumpkin, the leaves are starting to turn, and there’s no doubt that autumn is upon us (officially beginning this Sunday, Sept. 22). Many people say they get bummed out this time of year, what with the warm glow of summer wearing off. But for others, there’s no more beautiful time of year, especially in New York City. Fodor’s has published a wonderful list of things to do in the Big Apple…

ParkFast Alert: July 4th Street Closures

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 The following streets in Manhattan will be closed with staggered closings starting at 4:30 pm for the Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration: • 10th Avenue between 14th Street and 59th Street • Joe DiMaggio Highway between 14th Street and 72nd Street • Henry Hudson Parkway between 72nd Street and 125th Street • 14th Street between 10th Avenue and Joe DiMaggio Highway • 59th Street between 10th Avenue and Joe…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – June 7-9

Thursday, June 6, 2013 With so many events happening in NYC, it's a perfect weekend to Park & Ride at our Secaucus Location! NJ Turnpike Exit 15K, 675 New County Road. Park your car and hop on a NJ Transit train from the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station. Trains leave every six minutes, and it's just a 13-minute ride to Penn Station! Here's everything going on in the City: MANHATTAN The following streets will be…

Memorial Day in NYC

Hard to believe that Memorial Day is only 11 days from now, given that we were just shivering in the cold. But such is springtime in the Big Apple -- beautiful and brief! Many people regard Memorial Day as nothing more than a day off from work and the unofficial kick-off to the summer season. But it is actually a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to the United States. Whatever…