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Skeleton costumes for Halloween
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Halloween in New York City for Free And Cheap Fun

Starting in early September, carved pumpkins, spooky ghosts and candy treats mark the start of Halloween in New York City. Even window shopping is a great way to enjoy free fun....

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girl holding pumpkin
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Haunted Houses, Halloween Ideas and Weekend Breaks

Take spending on candy sales, haunted houses, Halloween costumes and weekend breaks and you get an estimated $10.14 billion holiday according to the National Retail Federation....

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Lady Gaga wax statue in London Madame Tussaud's wears the famous Telephone Hat from designer Philip Treacy
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Star Trekking: Lady Gaga Shrieks Viva Las Vegas

The Grammy's make us dream about the big year for Lady Gaga. When one of the world's most flamboyant and individual performers joined the A-list at Madame Tussauds in...

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Dad and son watching holiday windows at Macy's Herald Square.
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Christmas In New York City – The Best Holiday Attractions

Grab the kids and get into the holiday spirit by experiencing all that Christmas in New York City has to offer during the winter holidays, when most...

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Statue of Liberty seen in the distance from the water.
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Lady Liberty Carries A Torch For America

The weather report promised New Yorkers four consecutive 70+ degree sunny days to heal the hurt of nine months of pandemic purgatory and partisan political hostilities. I wondered,...

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I Love NY selfie spot at LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
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Why LaGuardia Terminal B Is The Future of Airports

LaGuardia Terminal B represents the future of airports with spaces to feed the body and soul and artwork, safety features and conveniences to love.

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Classic train waiting to depart the Strasbourg Pennsylvania station.
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7 Top Train Trips for Exploring the East

With Amtrak entering its 50th year of service, these seven top train trips -- all short ones -- are ideal suggestions for family-friendly trips. We know families with little ones...

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Screenshot of lobby from National Museum of Natural History on Smithsonian VR tour
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7 Great Destinations Offering Virtual Visits from Home

Whether you’re sheltering in place by choice or command, we hope you’ll enjoy touring seven great destinations offering virtual visits from home.

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Snoopy, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
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New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Planning a visit to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? Grab extra blankets, a thermos of hot chocolate, and this list of the best viewing spots.

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