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Thanksgiving 2019: Whats Open, Closed In NYC

Thanksgiving 2019: Whats Open, Closed In NYC

NEW YORK CITY — Don’t panic. Grocery stores across New York City will remain open on Thanksgiving for you, and all those people just like you, who completely forgot you might need sweet potatoes to make sweet potato pie.

And you’ll likely be rushing out into streets that are slightly less hectic, as alternate-side parking rules will be suspended and most public buildings will be closed Thursday.

But be warned: the MTA will be working on Sunday service, so maybe today’s the day to achieve that New Year’s resolution and shop local?

Here’s a full look at what’s open and closed on Thanksgiving Day in New York City.

Subways Buses

The MTA subway and bus systems typically run on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, meaning service is more limited than usual.

Trash Recycling

The Department of Sanitation won’t be collecting garbage, recycling or organics on Thanksgiving Day. If your trash and organics are normally picked up on Thursdays, you can put them out after 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving for pickup on Friday.

There’s also no street cleaning on Thanksgiving, so don’t worry about alternate-side parking rules.

Schools, Public Buildings

All New York City public schools are closed on Thanksgiving Day. So are all city, state and federal government buildings. Thanksgiving is a postal holiday, post offices are closed and mail won’t be delivered on Thursday.

Supermarkets Department Stores

Several supermarkets are open part of Thanksgiving Day for your last-minute shopping ne. And some departments open on Thursday evening to get a head start on Black Friday shopping.

Skip the holiday crowds and start shopping these Black Friday deals now!

Here’s a list of some major stores and their Thanksgiving hours.


Fairway Market: Stores will be open during regular hours.Fresh Direct: Open regular hours but same-day delivery will not be available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. See the reservation schedule here. Key Food: Stores will be open during regular hours.ShopRite Supermarkets: New York stores will be open on Thanksgiving.Trader Joe’s: All stores closed on Thanksgiving.Whole Foods: Most Whole Foods will be open on Thanksgiving but will close early.


Duane Reade: Stores open on Thanksgiving Day.Walgreens: Stores open on Thanksgiving Day.CVS: Stores open on Thanksgiving Day.Rite Aid: Some stores open Thanksgiving Day.

Department Stores:

Target: Target stores will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, close at 1 a.m. and reopen at 7 a.m. Friday.Macy’s: Macy’s will open at 5 p.m., remain open until 2 a.m. Friday, then reopen at 6 a.m. Bloomingdales: Closed on Thanksgiving.