Greg’s Trees owner on how to pick the perfect Christmas tree

Greg’s Trees owner on how to pick the perfect Christmas tree

Christmas trees are being sold all across the city. But not everybody knows how to buy the right one, or how to care for their Christmas tree. Greg’s Trees owner, Greg Walsh, has been selling Christmas trees to New Yorkers since 1985. He has eight locations in the city, with stands in Williamsburg, the Lower … Read more

Gingerbread houses, ferries, and MSG highlight new exhibit

Gingerbread houses, ferries, and MSG highlight new exhibit

Baker Sherry Kozlowski’s gingerbread house is more like a gingerbread block. She spent 40 hours crafting the gingerbread tribute to her Queens neighborhood. “This is my imaginary block of goodness. This is all the shops that I shop at regularly, if they were all in one block,” said Kozlowski, who used melted gummy bears to … Read more

Instacart partners with six SoCal food banks

Instacart partners with six SoCal food banks

LOS ANGELES — Organizations that help combat food insecurity are among the most popular recipients of donations on GivingTuesday, the annual holiday event when shoppers press pause on their consumerism to instead give back to their communities. New this year, the grocery shopping and delivery service Instacart launched a Community Carts program that enables charitable … Read more

Broadway performer writes book about dance and self-love

Broadway performer writes book about dance and self-love

A Broadway performer has written a book for children about dance and self-love. Hunter Mikles is the co-author of “Hunter the Dancing Fox.” The book follows the story of Hunter, who likes playing with toys, watching cartoons and playing sports — but only loves dance. He finds that everyone may not accept him for what … Read more

Money raised for recruits injured in Whittier crash

Money raised for recruits injured in Whittier crash

NORWALK, Calif. — Hundreds of supporters and members of different law enforcement agencies came together to help raise money for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department cadets who were injured in a wrong-way crash in Whittier on Nov. 16. The sheriff’s department’s Norwalk station hosted a barbecue cookout and fundraiser, where all the money collected … Read more

Parents turn grief into a mission to help others

Parents turn grief into a mission to help others

BURBANK, Calif. — When Evelyn Swierczynski was just 15 years old, the unthinkable happened: She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and spent the next five months fighting for her life at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The only thing that would help lift her spirits between infusions and check-ups was a visit by a volunteer … Read more

How to protect yourself from holiday scams

How to protect yourself from holiday scams

LOS ANGELES — Between planning, shopping, partying, traveling, cooking, cleaning and generally making merry, it can be easy to let your guard down during the holidays. Well over 50% of cyber scams are perpetrated between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to cybersecurity expert and What the Hack podcast host Adam Levin.  Whether it’s clicking bad … Read more

TikTok creator thinks every apartment in city is interesting

TikTok creator thinks every apartment in city is interesting

Rent is expensive in the city. But just how much space are New Yorkers getting for these prices? Caleb Simpson, a content creator who goes around asking city residents what they pay for rent, is finding out. He has gained a large following on social media after starting a series on TikTok (6 million followers) … Read more

New York lawmakers want to permanent daylight saving time

New York lawmakers want to permanent daylight saving time

Two state lawmakers in New York are trying to make daylight saving time permanent, ending the need to push clocks back an hour in the fall and forward in the springtime.  The proposal has united Democratic state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and Republican state Sen. Joe Griffo, who are both backing the measure that would need … Read more

Grandma, granddaughter share bond through Cookie Book

Grandma, granddaughter share bond through Cookie Book

EAST TROY, Wis. — Distribution of the We Energies 2022 Cookie Book is now underway. The theme of this year’s book is “Hometown Favorites,” sharing recipes from different communities around the state. Seven-year-old Lilly Dombrowski is likely among the youngest names to be featured in the cookbook. She, along with her grandmother Dorothy Bringe, are … Read more