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How To Help After Sandy: Thanksgiving Week Edition

The need for volunteers and donations is especially acute this year, due to Hurricane Sandy. There are many ways to donate time or money in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

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December 29, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The "city that never sleeps" does indeed have some residents that take a rest on New Year's Day, so check out our list of what's open on Jan. 1, 2012. Happy new year!
A chipper makes a Christmas tree into mulch, giving it a second life. Flickr/Flatbush Gardener.
Georgia Kral  |  December 26, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Don't throw that Christmas tree to the curb -- recycle it! Check out your Tri-State options for tree recycling, including New York City's 16th annual MulchFest.VIDEO
Emerald Nut Run 2010. Do double duty with a night of fun and fitness at this NYE celebration in Central Park. Flickr/Karigee
Bridget Leahy  |  December 23, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
We came up with 12 alternative New Year's Eve celebrations so you can party without the pandemonium. Peruse our picks for the perfect party plan.
Wollman Rink, near 59th St. in Central Park, is the city's largest rink. Flickr/SpecialKRP
Annie Rose Ramos  |  December 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Get your skate on at these lovely -- and less crowded -- alternatives to Rock Center's iconic rink.
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Bridget Leahy  |  November 23, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Support the city and make your loved ones happy using our guide to unique gifts made only in New York.VIDEO
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Samantha Riddell  |  November 22, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

Can’t make it (or don’t want to?) to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting this year? There are plenty of alternative tree lightings around the Tri-State area to keep the good cheer close to home this season.

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Bridget Leahy  |  November 17, 2011 1:42 PM | 1 Comment
Flying out of LaGuardia, JFK or Newark? Beat the holiday traffic on the city's mass transit.
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Samantha Riddell and Sam Lewis  |  November 10, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 14, 2011 11:00AM | 12 Comments
Spread the joy of the holiday season by preparing meals at a local soup kitchen or sharing time with sick and elderly neighbors this season.
Fourth graders Ralick Wiggins, left, and Khalil Colon, right, jump rope during a physical education class at P.S. 57 in New York, Oct. 2007. Both participate in the Mighty Milers, a fitness program for youngsters run by the New York Road Runners Foundation in more than 100 New York City schools. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Peg Tyre  |  October 27, 2011 1:52 PM | Comments
Where and how to educate your child is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make on your child’s behalf. Here's what you need to look for when you tour a new school.
Don't shy away from a big furniture. Think about having one statement piece, like this red couch, and keep the rest of the room simple. Flickr/rcarver
Bridget Leahy  |  October 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Living in a small space shouldn't cramp your style. New York City interior designers offer tips for maximizing apartments with minimal square footage.
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