Monthly Archives: November 2012

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple this Thanksgiving

Are you sticking around NYC this Thanksgiving while your roommates and friends head home for the holidays? Fear not, there’s plenty that NYC has to offer you and your fellow transplants this weekend.

New Yorkers, whether born and bred or imported, know how to make Thanksgiving (and every other day), a fun and exciting day to spend in the city. Whether ordering in their favorite take out, or roasting a huge turkey in a tiny oven, young NYC dwellers have made the most of this opportunity to get together with friends, cram into a tiny apartment, and have a proper merry Thanksgiving feast.

We wanted to share a few ideas for an awesome, in-the-city New York transplant celebration:

  1. We found this great guide, complete with bars, restaurants, and other things to do in Brooklyn this Thanksgiving: “The Ultimate 2012 Brooklyn Thanksgiving Guide“. Pick a spot and Instagram your tasty meal.
  2. What’s better than potluck in a one-bedroom apartment! Get on Facebook and find your fellow transplants. You may just start a new tradition with a cherished group of friends.
  3. Want to deep fry a turkey? Don’t do it on your fire escape! But if you have the right set up and want to give it a try, here’s how to do it safely.
  4. Did you know many movie theaters are open on Thanksgiving? Catch the new Lincoln movie, or if it’s your cup of tea – Twilight.
  5. And of course if you choose to veg out with some TV, log in or sign up with Aereo. It’s that time of year for great sports and holiday programming! But really, you live in New York City, so…
  6. Go see the historic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade live! People travel from all over the world to come see the parade and it’s right in your own backyard.

Whatever you decide, have fun, be safe, and enjoy the day off!

Aereo Hearts New York – Hurricane Sandy Relief

In the words of Mayor Bloomberg, Hurricane Sandy was a “storm of historic intensity. But New Yorkers are resilient and we have seen an enormous outpouring of support from people eager to volunteer, donate and help out.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

It’s been a devastating week and a half for the Big Apple and tri-state area. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the severity of the devastation and destruction left in the storm’s wake has become all too clear. The team at Aereo continues to keep all those affected by Hurricane Sandy in our thoughts.

All last week, we expanded our Try for Free access so that folks in New York City could use our technology to keep up to date on the latest emergency storm news and information. It was small gesture that we hope brought some measure of comfort to those who were displaced or left in the dark.

We believe technology can play a significant role in helping people during emergencies. Thank you to those who tweeted or messaged us during the storm. We’re glad that we could help and be there for New York City. Supporting our local community is important to us.

And we want to do more.

To help in the recovery effort, Aereo’s Long Island City office will be collecting coats for New York Cares’ Annual Winter Coat Drive. The temperatures are dropping and coats are badly needed for families across our City. If you have a coat to donate, please bring it to our offices at 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Suite 512.  All sizes are welcome.

There are other ways you can help in the Sandy relief and recovery efforts.

Google is compiling a map of Sandy volunteer and donation locations:

You can also pitch in through these organizations:

NYC Service – The City’s Official Volunteer Office


American Red Cross of Greater New York


Food Bank for New York City


At Aereo, we’re proud to do our part and we hope you’ll join us in helping our communities recover from Hurricane Sandy.



Got Election Night Fever? Watch online with Aereo and stay informed.

It’s finally (almost) here. Tuesday is Election Day and across the country, millions of Americans, including the team at Aereo, will get out and VOTE!

We’ve said it before; television plays a significant role in shaping elections.  Preserving and providing access to broadcast television is important. From breaking news and weather alerts to election coverage – local broadcast television plays a critical role in keeping you informed and in touch with the world around you.

Tomorrow night, over-the-air broadcast news coverage will be in full swing, for what political pundits are predicting will be a nail biter. That’s why Aereo is once again expanding our Try for Free access, so that you can stay on top of election night news.

We’re kicking off expanded Try for Free tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. and for the following 12 hours, folks in New York City will be able to access to Aereo’s groundbreaking online television technology to watch election returns and see how the Electoral College map shakes out.

So tomorrow, remember to vote and afterwards, sit back and watch the night unfold with Aereo.

Getting started with Aereo Try for Free is simple. Visit, create a login and password and, subject to capacity, consumers can begin using Try for Free immediately on compatible devices.  There is no credit card to enter, but users must be located within New York City.  Data charges may apply, please check with your provider. A full list of supported browsers and devices can be found here.