New York Nowadays
By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE

Great morning on this wavering Wednesday.

Thanksgiving is so close, you may possibly already be able to smell your neighbor’s cooking.

Deep inhale. (Ah, that is nice.)

We asked New York These days readers what they’re thankful for this vacation, but let us commence by saying this: Thank you.

For your enthusiasm and energy in exploring the city with us. For waking up with us each and every morning. For writing in, day in and day out, with your poignant reflections, imaginative ideas and constructive criticism. For sharing in our love of New York.

And now, in your personal words:

“I am quite thankful for my son’s happiness, and proud of his courage to transition.”

— Jeff Carey, 62, Montclair, N.J.

“I’m thankful that New York City’s booming economy helps me remain employed so that I can feed my family members.”

— Oliver Quillia, 47, Spuyten Duyvil, the Bronx

“I’m thankful to be capable to hear the hissing and clanging of my radiator on a cold day, due to the fact regardless of the dinginess of my old apartment, at least I’ve got a place to complain about.”

— Liz Peralta, 23, Astoria, Queens

“Being capable to operate from house and stay away from the subway hassles.”

— Marla Gitterman, 51, Upper West Side

“Free press. The power of the press to illuminate what’s truly going on is one thing I cling to each day.”

— Jane Beard, 62, Annapolis, Md.

“I am thankful for waking up each and every day with this most superb, beautiful woman in my arms.”

— Craig Sheer, 59, Mahopac, N.Y.

“I’m thankful that despite my mom’s passing last January, she did so peacefully in her personal home with her three youngest daughters holding her hands and saying the rosary.”

— Katie Devlin, 59, Murray Hill

“I am thankful that I reside in the greatest city in the world that I still believe that all my dreams can come accurate right here that I live with a man who likes to have as a lot exciting as I do that I nevertheless have hope for a greater world when I don’t watch the news.”

— Susan Pollet, 62, Manhattan

“Before Hurricane Maria created landfall across Puerto Rico two months ago, I would at times complain when my mom or dad would call me at inopportune occasions. Often I’d let them go to voice mail. For an entire week right after the storm decimated Puerto Rico, I knew nothing at all of my household. These days, I can say that, all items regarded, they are a few of the fortunate ones. On Thursday, I’ll inform them I’m thankful that we are spending Thanksgiving collectively.”

— Claudia Irizarry-Aponte, 23, Washington Heights

Here’s what else is happening:

Weather

The superb week continues.

This sleepy-searching Wednesday morning will be succeeded by a sunny afternoon with highs in the 50s.

Thanksgiving Day — and the weekend to follow — are shaping up to be equally clear and bright, with temperatures in the 40s.

In the News

Amid a subway method crisis, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has named Andy Byford, the Toronto transit veteran, as the president of New York City Transit. [New York Occasions]

In “About New York,” the columnist Jim Dwyer inform us about the hurdles that Mr. Byford will have to overcome when he requires more than subsequent month. [New York Times]

Most police officers have not been educated on the revised guidelines delivering guidance to dealing with transgender men and women, according to a new report. [New York Occasions]

James B. Milliken, the chancellor of the City University of New York, announced his selection to step down at the finish of the academic year. [New York Instances]

Haitians in Brooklyn are anxious to see how the decision to end the Temporary Protective Status granted soon after the 2010 earthquake will have an effect on their largely immigrant community. [New York Instances]

Since leaving Ghana in search of a much better life, a young woman bounced in and out of homes until she identified the support of a mother figure that emboldened her to go to college. [New York Times]

The hedge fund manager and political donor Daniel S. Loeb exchanged a series of racially charged emails with a top official of the de Blasio administration. [New York Occasions]

A man in Berlin has been arrested in connection with a 2006 theft in New York, which incorporated John Lennon’s diaries, spectacles, a cigarette case, and a 1965 Beatles recording. [New York Times]

Coming to Instances Square next year is a sprawling art exhibition about sea level, which is created to be viewed on site through tablets and cellphones. [New York Occasions]

Sixteen folks in the Bronx had been charged in connection with a main drug distribution ring after a six-month investigation was conducted by federal agencies and the Police Division. [CBS New York]

The loved ones of an unarmed teen who was shot and killed by police in 2012 in the Bronx is taking the city to court over police investigation records that are becoming kept secret. [New York Daily News]

Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “Producing a Small Buddy

For a international look at what’s happening, see Your Morning Briefing.

Coming Up Right now

The New York Transit Museum’s 16th Annual Holiday Train Show, with tiny trains rolling by subway stops and skyscrapers, has returned to the shuttle passage off Grand Central Terminal’s principal concourse. 8 a.m. to eight p.m. [Free]

… And an additional Holiday Train Show, a display of model locomotives zipping by means of famous city landmarks, opens at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Costs vary]

In the final week prior to the Upright Citizens Brigade moves to Midtown, comedians celebrate their time there with “Thankful for Basements,” a show at the theater in Chelsea. 11 p.m. [$five]

Searching ahead: On Monday, TimesTalks hosts an advance screening of the Oscar contender, “The Shape of Water,” followed by a discussion with the director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro, on the Upper East Side.

Devils host Bruins, 7 p.m. (MSG+two). Islanders host Flyers, 7 p.m. (MSG+). Rangers at Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (MSG two). Nets at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (YES). Knicks host Raptors, 7:30 p.m. (MSG).

Alternate-side parking remains in impact until Thursday.

For far more events, see The New York Times’s Arts &amp Entertainment guide.

And Finally…

When the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1924, it featured a fanfare of live animals from the Central Park Zoo.

But don’t anticipate to see tigers and elephants roaming 34th Street a century later. There are, nevertheless, four uncommon new balloons to look forward to this year.

Olaf, the endearingly adorable snowman from “Frozen.” He is as wide as six taxi cabs and as long as 10 bicycles. He will not melt.

The Grinch, which has previously appeared in the parade as a balloon-float mix, what Macy’s referred to as a “falloon.”

Paw Patrol’s Chase, the parade pup that requires a whopping 90 dog walkers.

Super Wings’ Jett, the robot-plane that will be the widest balloon in the parade.

You can watch the balloon inflation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for free of charge outdoors the American Museum of All-natural History (amongst 77th and 81st Streets on the Upper West Side) from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

There will be no New York These days on Thursday, since of Thanksgiving. Take pleasure in your turkey and family time! We’ll be back on Friday.

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