Welcome to Christmastime In New York City, a planning guide and holiday e-zine covering all the winter holidays in the five boroughs of NYC. Events and sites and the advice to really enjoy them. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day and New Years bring you right through the season with the best logistical advice and travel updates that will make you feel right at home. Check our "Plan Your Visit" tool for info on museums, sites and events that make New York City at the holidays and beyond so special. Type in "Editor's Pick" in the search box for our must do list.  Click on Getting Around and Tips for practical advice at anytime of year.

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NYBG Shop in the Garden

Chic garden tools, books, stationary, holiday gifts, jewelry, home decor, children's games, even clothing including hats, bags and ties are on display at this wonderful shop ... [more]


The Park Room at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel

This holiday season, the elegant Park Room Restaurant overlooking Central Park from the second floor of the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel wins "best view of the park ... [more]

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15 Things To Do within 10 Blocks of Radio City Music Hall before the Show

It's on just about everyone's top 10 list for the holidays in New York City—The Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall—and it is ... [more]

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Grid Lock Alert Days are here. NYC asks you to consider using mass transit to get around faster on Friday, Dec 9, Thurs-Fri, Dec 15-16, Wed-Fri, Dec 21-23. Information on commuter options is available ...

When the weather dips, bundle up in layers and remember to take breaks.  Check out ChristmastimeIn's recommended ...

Times Square's Pedestrian Experiment includes plazas and corridor treatments with permanent, high quality materials that block vehicular traffic between 42nd and 47th Streets along Broadway in favor ...

Herald Square (35th to 33rd Streets) near Macy's is also closed to vehicular traffic along Broadway. Broadway buses use 7th Avenue. Motorists driving northbound through Herald Square on 6th Avenue ...

Henry Hudson Exit Ramp at 72nd Street in Manhattan is permanently closed to accommodate construction to extend Riverside Boulevard between West 71st and West 72nd Streets. The new roadway will provide ...

2nd Avenue Subway construction is underway. Expect delays on 2nd Avenue during intermittent lanes closures to facilitate NYCT 2nd Avenue Subway construction activity to the end of 2010. ...

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