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Holidays in the Neighborhood

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About this feature: Need some Christmas gift ideas? Struggling to find eight presents for all eight nights of Hannukah? DNAinfo New York’s neighborhood reporters are in nearly every corner of the five boroughs, which is why we can deliver the skinny on celebrating the holidays in the city, filling you in on where to go for kid-friendly activities and events in your community, how you can give back locally through volunteerism or donations and the best gifts from the mom and pop shops in your neighborhood.

Rego Park »

The former New York Yankees captain paid a surprise visit to a Rego Park community center.

Upper West Side »

Etiquette experts suggest giving out holiday tips as close to the beginning of December as possible.

Upper West Side »

From upscale dining to comfort food, we've found options for dining out on Christmas. 

Prospect Heights »

The menorahs will be lit in both Manhattan and Brooklyn's Grand Army Plazas.

Midtown »

Here are some of the best places to see Midnight Mass in the city.

Upper West Side »

Twenty-three Columbus Avenue retailers are participating in the annual day of discounts. 

Long Island City »

The Spiked Mug Festival will take place Dec. 17 and 18, with drinks like spiked cider and mulled wine.

Upper West Side »

The restaurant is lighting a 20-foot tree and featuring live music, snacks and drinks. 

East Harlem »

Santa Claus is not technically a New Yorker, though his creation is the work of four of its residents.

Midtown »

The Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center will be lit on Nov. 30 this year.

Battery Park City »

There will be free hot chocolate, music and ice skating Thursday to celebrate the lights' return.

Upper West Side »

Crowds lined packed Lincoln Square to celebrate Winter's Eve Monday. 

Lower East Side »

Cars that were once the workhorses of the MTA fleet are running again for four consecutive Sundays.

Upper East Side »

Indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks are now open across the city ahead of the winter season.