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holidays, Midtown, Transportation

The decorated holiday window at Saks Fifth Avenue in 2016; Photo by Phil Roeder on Flickr

Fifth Avenue will be closed to cars in celebration of the holiday season next month. As first reported by Time Out, the “Fifth Avenue for All” initiative will take place on three Sundays next month, December 4, 11, and 18, from noon to 6 p.m., allowing pedestrians to safely stroll along Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street.

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Features, holidays, NYC Guides, Shop, Top Stories

Image courtesy of FAD Holiday Market

The holiday season has arrived in New York City, and with it comes the dozens of festive winter shops that offer unique gifts and locally-made goods for New Yorkers and their loved ones. Ahead, discover the city’s best holiday markets and pop-up shops, from the long-revered markets at Union Square and Bryant Park to newcomers like the Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market.

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City Living, Events, holidays, Midtown

The 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has arrived in NYC

By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, November 14, 2022

All photos courtesy of Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tishman Speyer

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has arrived in Midtown, marking the start of the holiday season in New York City. Donated by a family in Glens Falls, New York, the 82-foot-tall Norway Spruce tree is 50 feet wide and weighs around 14 tons. After its arrival at Rockefeller Center this weekend, the hefty tree was hoisted into position by a crane and set in place, where it will stand throughout the holiday season. The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30.

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City Living, holidays

‘Tis the Season by Katie Woodward, Image courtesy of Citymeals on Wheels

Citymeals on Wheels’ annual holiday card program is returning for the 30th year this holiday season to raise funds for the preparation and delivery of meals to elderly, homebound New Yorkers. The cards feature designs from previous seasons and new original designs of iconic New York City holiday scenes, from a snow day on the Bow Bridge in Central Park to a newly chopped-down Christmas tree atop a taxi.

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Features, History, holidays

A history of the New York City Veterans Day Parade

By Dana Schulz, Thu, November 10, 2022

The 369th Infantry (old 15th National Guard of New York City) was the first New York regiment to parade as veterans of Great War; Photo via National ArchivesWikimedia Commons

New York City’s Veterans Day Parade, known as “America’s Parade,” is the perfect way to honor our servicemen and women; it’s the country’s largest event marking the November 11 holiday. Like most events in New York City, the parade has a history all its own, so 6sqft decided to explore that a bit further as our way of saying thank you to the brave veterans who have fought for our freedom.

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Features, holidays, NYC Guides, Restaurants

Photo courtesy of Pig Beach BBQ

You can spend more time with friends and family and less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving by ordering in. There are many New York City restaurants offering Turkey Day meals for takeout and delivery, from a traditional feast with all of the fixings at Bubby’s to a Middle Eastern-inspired meal from Edy’s Grocer. And don’t forget the pie!

Thankful for takeout

City Living, Events, holidays, Midtown

Photo courtesy of Tishman Speyer

The 2022 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has officially been announced, marking the start of New York City’s holiday season. The 82-foot-tall Norway Spruce hails from Queensbury, an upstate New York town near Lake George. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree will arrive in Manhattan on Saturday, November 12, and then will be decorated with thousands of lights. The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30.

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Art, Events, holidays, Midtown

Photo courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Rockefeller Center is hosting its second annual Mexico Week, a celebration of Mexican heritage and Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Over the course of the weeklong event, New Yorkers can experience Mexican art, food, music, and culture across the campus. Mexico Week kicks off this Thursday and runs through November 2.

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holidays, Policy, Transportation

Photo courtesy of Marco on Flickr

For the first time, dozens of New York City’s “Open Streets” will expand operating hours on Halloween to make trick-or-treating safer for young New Yorkers. As part of the Department of Transportation’s “Trick-or-Streets,” nearly 100 streets, plazas, and other commercial corridors across the city will be closed to cars on October 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Events, Features, holidays, Restaurants

Photo courtesy of The Cauldron NYC

New York City’s favorite holiday is back and better than ever, with Halloween traditions and events returning in full force after two years. In addition to the parades, pumpkins, costume contests, and fright fests, many of the city’s bars and restaurants transform into spooky dens decked out in eerie decor and serving spirited drinks and ghostly bites. Make the most of Halloween by visiting one of these freakishly festive bars.

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