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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…

Free Infographic: Broadway by the numbers

Arguably the world’s greatest performing arts center, Manhattan’s Theater District did not start out in Midtown. New York’s earliest theatrical venues, dating back to the mid-1700s, were located way downtown in the Financial District, and they gradually moved uptown from there. By 1870, the theater world was centered around Union Square. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when major theaters sprang up in Times Square and just north of it, and this area remains the…

Everything You Need to Know About New Year’s Eve in Times Square

New Year's Eve Schedule For 108 years, Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention on New Year's Eve, ever since the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct rooftop celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and this tradition is now a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year. JUST ANNOUNCED: ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" will feature Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen,…