Dozens of Ferguson protesters urged people to boycott Black Friday.
Balloons for characters including Spider-Man were inflated for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Brass Owl will open in September at 36-19 Ditmars Blvd. selling shoes, jewelry and accessories.
Fireworks fans looking to catch the Fourth of July show can find plenty of places to watch.
Heavy rain is expected into the early afternoon, but should give way to clear skies by nighttime.
Robert Lopez shut down LES Clothing Co. at 43 Clinton St. after facing a $2,000 rent hike, he said.
The July 4 fireworks show will return to the East River this year for the first time since 2008.
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