New York is a vibrant city. You probably have heard, it never sleeps. And as Frank said again and again: "If you can make it here you can make it anywhere."

It's a concrete jungle where dreams are made. More than 8.5 million people from all over the world call the Big Apple home, and another 60 million or so visit it every year.

That happens for a good reason: no matter what you love or which are your interests – art, food, architecture, photography, shopping, sightseeing, theater, music, romance, adventure, exploration – New York is the place where you can find it all and much more.

It's a new surprise on every corner, every day. It's a dream in every heart. Just have your eyes and sensibility open. In New York you can learn a new thing every single day. In New York you can make your dream come true. So, why not give it a try?

Thanksgiving as a New Yorker

Thanksgiving as a New Yorker

A perfect Thanksgiving in New York

By Irene Toscano

My favorite Holiday has arrived! A perfect time to spend with family and friends, eating the big turkey, watching the parade, football games, and of course, fighting over politics. Kidding aside, it's a great time to celebrate with our loved ones giving thanks for all the great things we have in our lives. 

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Do you want to hear what a perfect Thanksgiving Day In New York sounds like? 

  1. Wake-up early on (6:00 am) for a Thanksgiving-themed Family Breakfast with Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Cookies and my favorite, PBJ Sandwich!
  2. Go to Central Park West & 77th / 79th Street to check the Macy's Balloons getting ready for the parade (Be there by 7:30 am / 7:45 am) 
  3. Grab a Really Hot Apple Cider and a Pumpkin Doughnut to keep you warm & go find a good spot on the open Bleachers along the UWS on the Central Park Side to catch the parade (8:00 am)
  4. Watch the Parade until 10:30-ish am 
  5. Help mom buying any last minute necessities for Thanksgiving Dinner. Usually, most grocery stores will be open in the morning. 
  6. Go home by 11:30 am & help the ladies of the family finishing up preparing the dinner. Hopefully dad won't have messed-up the Turkey in the oven. 
  7. Turn on the TV by 12:00 pm, because it's not Thanksgiving without Football! 
  8. Keep watching the big bird in the oven, prepare the side dishes including homemade mash-potatoes, sweet potatoes with brown-butter, string beans & almonds, chestnut stuffing & more.
  9. Set the big table and wait for the guests to arrive. 
  10. At 2:30 pm sharp, we seat down and start our 6-hour long dinner! 
  11. Throughout the afternoon, we eat, we laugh, we agree to disagree, we watch Jets Qbs fumbling the ball on other players' derrières and we just have a great time.
  12. At one point, we stop all the banters for a few minutes, and we each take a moment to say what we are thankful for this year. 
  13. We keep going until we are too stuffed to even keep talking. There isn't a set time for dinner to be over, could be 8pm, could be 11 pm / 12am, who knows, we just go with the flow. 
  14. When the guests are ready to leave, we take our dog Brinkley out too and we all enjoy a much needed walk in the fresh-air! 

This is my Thanksgiving Tradition, my absolute favorite time of the year and I can't wait to get started. I hope you have a great tradition like ours, and that you will have a blessed Holiday!

From our Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving! 

Macy's Star - The Thanksgiving Parade 2017

Getting Ready for The Thanksgiving Parade 2017

Hello Kitty at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2017

Hangry Bird at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2017

The Grinch walking the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2017




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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's