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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,…