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Extra, Extra: Be Thankful (That Turkeys Aren't Godzilla-Sized)

Because you can never watch too many James Bond movies, check out today's Thanksgiving Day links: humongous turkeys, parade balloon accidents, Thanksgiving sex, NYPD cursing, flip phones, banana weapons, and kitten's first Thanksgiving. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Photos: Scenes From The 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade

  Despite protests and a handful of arrests, everything mostly went off without a hitch at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade today. Wide-eyed children and their families absorbed the sight of ginormous cartoon balloon creatures...Show More Summary

The One Where We Tell You How To Make Ross's "Moist Maker" Sandwich

We never actually see Ross's coveted Thanksgiving sandwich in the season 5 Friends episode, appropriately titled, "The One with Ross's Sandwich." The description given, however, is one of a perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich, created...Show More Summary

Teen Blames "Bad" Twin Sister For Robbing 85-Yr-Old Sugar Daddy

Last month, one so-called "sugar daddy" flew too close to the sun when he took two teenage twin sisters home with him. Those twins, 17-year-old Shalaine and Shaina Foster, were arrested for allegedly tying up and robbing 85-year-oldShow More Summary

94-Yr-Old Man Found With Loaded Gun At LaGuardia Screening

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration reminded travelers not to travel with items like nunchuks, grenades, concealed knives and, yes, loaded guns in their carry-on. But people never learn—like the 94-year-old man from Brooklyn who got caught with his loaded gun. [ more › ]

Photos: Turkey Harvest On An Organic Upstate Farm

  Most of us only see turkey lying in state, as a lacquered roast centerpiece at the Thanksgiving table. But each of these birds came from somewhere, and if they were lucky, it was a place like Violet Hill Farm, an organic turkey farm upstate. Show More Summary

Videos: Activists Start #StopTheParade Protest Of Thanksgiving Day Parade

A group of activists hope to disrupt the Thanksgiving Day Parade today in response to the Ferguson grand jury verdict. The protest gained steam Wednesday via the #stoptheparade hashtag on Twitter. Already, at least a few people have been taken into custody, as you can see in the videos below. Show More Summary

Restaurateur B. Smith Found In NYC After Being Reported Missing

Restaurateur and former model B. Smith was found in Manhattan yesterday, after being reported missing from her Long Island home on Tuesday. Smith, who has early onset Alzheimer's, was found at a Midtown diner by her daughter. [ more...

How To Shop Black Friday When You Don't Want To Camp Out For A TV

It's coming and there's no way to stop it—so you might as well embrace it and get some holiday shopping (and treat-yourself shopping) done at deep discounts. Black Friday has become a holiday in its own right, and New York is one ofShow More Summary

Italian Thanksgiving Shopping, a Cappella

Metropolitan Diary: Amid the chaos of a popular Italian grocery two days before Thanksgiving, a cheese buyer brought the crowd to a standstill.

Photos, Video: Thomas The Tank Engine, Spidey Get Inflated For Thanksgiving Parade

  Even though the wintry mix made things pretty miserable today, there were still many people who made their way see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons get inflated. [ more › ]

Formerly Gay and for Rent

I suppose a few falling leaves, over time, are to be expected -- but when the tree is nearly bare and the wind-chill factor climbs higher than the age of that street-corner twink you're angling to hook, change becomes something to resent. It's...Show More Summary

Photos: Penn Station Is The Worst Place On Earth Right Now

  You may be happy you didn't plan on flying out of town for Thanksgiving but if you're traveling by train, it's possible you are in NYC's center of soul-crushing activity: Penn Station. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: NYC Cedes Manhattan To Teens For Thanksgiving

Because you didn't even like Manhattan that much to begin with, check out today's Thanksgiving eve links: James Cameron psyched about 'Avatar' sequels, Serial ending, SNL Second Chance Theater, Kanye West ogles nudes, illicit Eiffel Tower wine, and doggy runs. Show More Summary

We’re Off to Stuff Our Faces With Turkey

What, you don't color-coordinate your Thanksgiving outfits? Grub Street still hasn't decided whether it's worth the hassle of spatchcocking the bird this year, and we really should get started on the pies and the giblet gravy. In other words, it's time to cut out and get a jump on the holiday. Show More Summary

Here's Where To Watch The 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you can even fathom venturing outside after today's nasty mess, we've got your details about where you can watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow! [ more › ]

Pregnant Woman Fatally Shot Outside Queens Apartment

A pregnant mother of three was fatally shot just steps from her apartment door in Queens this morning. According to the NYPD, Anastasia Maffey, 27, was shot in the chest and arm in a hallway inside the LeFrak City complex in Corona. She was pronounced DOA at Elmhurst General Hospital, but it's unclear if doctors were able to save her baby. [ more › ]

America Is About to Get the World’s First Vegan Butcher Shop

This bologna's name is T-O-F-U. Not long ago, the concept of a butcher shop overstuffed with piles of completely vegan "meat" would have seemed downright preposterous, but that was a time before eggless mayo was a threat to Hellmann's and veggie burgers bled. Show More Summary

NYC Voters: Taylor Swift Should Be Governor

Almost everything's been coming up Taylor Swift this week: her best friend Lorde revealed the two have chowed down on Shake Shack, she discovered a new lipstick, and she's embraced her mistakes (and her tum tum). As if that wasn't enough, she was almost voted in as governor of NY. [ more › ]

After Going Missing, Restaurateur and Model B. Smith Found at a Manhattan Diner

B. Smith was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Barbara "B." Smith, who was the first black woman to ever land the cover of Mademoiselle and later went on to open a mini-chain of Southern restaurants serving in New York and Washington, D.C., was reported missing last night, but has since been found safe at a Manhattan diner. Show More Summary

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