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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade set to take the city

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(Credit: A new SpongeBob SquarePants float debuts on Thursday. (Getty))

The 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to kick off the holiday season tomorrow, as more than 8,000 marchers will shove off at Central Park West and 77th Street and head down into Herald Square.

Some 3.5 million spectators are expected to line the streets on the route and will be joined by more than 50 million viewers worldwide, as 15 giant character balloons, 37 enormous novelty...

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How to get around town during holiday

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For holiday travelers staying in the New York City area this week, MTA buses and subways are running on a Sunday schedule as crews prepare the transit system for the winter storm.

With high winds and heavy rain expected Wednesday, the MTA will bring in extra workers, clear drains, securing equipment at yards and bus depots and ensure railroads are clear of trees and downed wires.

Meanwhile,...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this week

Minions!

(Credit: Minions from "Despicable Me 2.")

‘Despicable Me’ Minion Monday Pa-poy! Preparing for their debut at the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Blu-ray and DVD release of “Despicable Me 2” on Dec. 10, the little, yellow scene-stealing Minions will have the run of the city today as they take in the sights of the Big Apple. The Minion Mobile will be making stops around the city to distribute FREE giveaways along with one...

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