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There’s No Place Like NYC for the Holidays!

The Big Apple is a magical place every day of the year -- which is why a record 54 million tourists visited us in 2013 -- but there's no place like home for the holidays. From the giant Rockefeller Center Tree to the shops of 5th Avenue to the epic Ball Drop in Times Square, the city simply sizzles with energy, in spite of the often bitter cold. So whether you're lucky enough to live…

ALERT: Gridlock Alert for Thursday and Friday, December 12-13

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13 are Holiday Gridlock Alert Days, among 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, December 18 * Thursday, December 19 * Friday, December 20

ALERT: Gridlock Warning for Friday, Dec. 6

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Friday, December 6 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: * Thursday, December 12 * Friday, December 13 * Wednesday, December 18 * Thursday, December 19 * Friday, December 20

Alert: Gridlock Alert for Wednesday, December 4

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Wednesday, December 4 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: •             Friday, December 6 •             Thursday, December 12 •             Friday, December 13 •             Wednesday, December 18 •             Thursday, December 19 •             Friday, December 20

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,…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – November 9-11

Friday, November 8, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from midnight Friday to 6 am Monday. Alternative routes are the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge or MTA-tolled facilities: the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Robert F Kennedy (Triboro) Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel. Brooklyn-bound traffic will access the Brooklyn Bridge from Pearl Street or Centre Street, using a contraflow configuration. This weekend only there will be additional access to the bridge…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – November 2-3

Friday, November 1, 2013 There will be bridge and street closings in all five boroughs on Sunday between 8 am and 6 pm for the NYC Marathon. Details are available on the DOT web site’s weekend traffic advisory page at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml. One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday to facilitate bridge maintenance work. Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th…