Rockefeller Center

Costumed characters
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AP News
December 22, 2019 - 7:35 pm
Visitors headed for Times Square have long been bedazzled by thick crowds, bright lights, and a cadre of costumed characters who sidle up to tourists, pose with them for pictures, then persistently pressure them for tips.
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Elmo in Times Square
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 09, 2019 - 7:16 pm
As crowds descend on Rockefeller Center to see the world famous Christmas tree, so are the costumed characters from Times Square.
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Rockefeller Center Tree
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 04, 2019 - 10:00 pm
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit Wednesday night, marking the unofficial start of the holiday season.
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Rockefeller Center Traffic
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Steve Burns
December 03, 2019 - 7:16 pm
Pedestrians are already taking full advantage of the extra space surrounding the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, with crowds expected to increase tenfold when the tree is lit Wednesday.
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Pedestrian Zone
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Kimberly Dole
November 29, 2019 - 5:50 pm
Streets around Rockefeller Center will be closed to cars starting Friday, through the new year.
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Rockefeller Center Traffic
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Rich Lamb
November 26, 2019 - 4:57 pm
The new traffic patterns surround the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree begin Friday and the NYPD is warning drivers.
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Rockefeller Center tree
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 24, 2019 - 6:12 pm
The union representing city firefighters is concerned that road closures around Rockefeller Center this holiday season may mean more traffic—and worse emergency response times.
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Rockefeller Center ice skating rink
WCBS 880
WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 13, 2019 - 12:27 pm
It's a sure sign that the holidays are just around the corner—ice skaters are hitting the rink once again at Rockefeller Center.
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Climate change protest
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January 26, 2019 - 4:51 pm
Nine people were arrested as demonstrators staged a “die-in” over climate change at the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink, police say.
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Christmas at Rockefeller Center
WCBS 880
December 25, 2018 - 1:47 pm
On this Christmas Day, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell muses on the state of our world and the holiday with his annual Christmas poem from Rockefeller Center.
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