Sights and Sounds: Super Bowl Week

From New York to New Jersey, fans across the area are embracing the Super Bowl. Click to see what's happening.

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora, left, and his fiancee, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, right, slide down the toboggan slide during Super Bowl Boulevard festivities Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in New York. The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to play the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game on Sunday, Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, N.J. Click to see what's happening around New York and New Jersey.
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Singer and songwriter Janelle Monáe appears at the VH1 Super Bowl Concert at Lehman College on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in New York.
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People make their way down the toboggan slide during Super Bowl Boulevard festivities Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in New York.
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Celebrations began Monday evening with fireworks in New Jersey for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will kick off on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, but this week, fans will pour into the tri-state area to take part in festivities.
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The Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building are shown, basked in the light of fireworks to kick off Super Bowl week in New York. All week, fans will be able to < a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Super-Bowl-Empire-State-Building-Social-Media-Light-Show-242347981.html" target="blank">vote on what colors to light up</a> the Empire State Building with: orange and blue for the Broncos, or blue and bright green for the Seahawks.
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Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray and Daughtry performed during the Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular at Liberty State Park on January 27, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Chris Daughtry of the rock band Daughtry takes the stage, to a sold-out crowd at the Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular.
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Macy's put on a fireworks display during the Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular at Liberty State Park.
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A majestic scene: The Empire State Building backdrops Roman numerals for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game during sunrise at Pier A Park in Hoboken, N.J. To see events happening in New Jersey this week, <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/the-scene/New-Jersey-Super-Bowl-Events-Celebrations--241299431.html" target="blank">click here</a>.
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In preparation for the Super Bowl, New York City is turning sections of Times Square and Broadway into "Super Bowl Boulevard," which will feature events such as games, concerts and a toboggan run for kids. To learn about more Super Bowl events in NYC, <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/the-scene/Super-Bowl-Events-NYC-Super-Bowl-Activities-Food-Celebrities-241152881.html" target="blank">click here</a>.
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A woman walks past an advertisement for Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday.
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Other events in Manhattan this week include Discovery Times Square's "<a href="http://www.discoverytsx.com/puppy-bowl" target="blank">Puppy Bowl Experience</a>" exhibit, where fans can learn about the history of the puppy bowl, enjoy live puppy game action on a replica field, and enter a "kissing booth" to mug with an adorable pooch. In Bryant Park, a series of concerts will kick off <a href="http://www.pepsi.com/en-us/d/content/15539603" target="blank">#PEPCITY</a>.
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Macy's is a one-stop shop for all Super Bowl gear. Souvenir hats, adorned with roman numerals XLVIII, are displayed in a Macy's store window.
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The front of the Macy's flagship store adorned with a giant football. A live sports show will be transmitting from a glass-sided studio a few feet away from the entrance.
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A view of a signed Giants jersey and helmet in the windows at the Macy's flagship store.
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A view of the live show outside of Macy's flagship store.
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At the Bloomingdale's flagship, 48 haute-coture helmets, fashioned by leading designers, are on display.
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A sassy, striped helmet with painted flowers and silk flowers by Nicole Miller.
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A whimsical panda-shaped helmet by designer Loomstate.
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A bejeweled wonder by Alice + Olivia.
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Street signs for Super Bowl Boulevard point to attractions in New York's Times Square. Thirteen blocks of midtown Manhattan have been converted into a temporary festival space leading up to the National Football League's championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, N.J.
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A worker moves a barrier protecting an ice sculpture modeled after the Lombardi Trophy, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in New York's Times Square. The Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2.
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"Cleatus the Robot," top left, is in place on a Fox Sports studio along Super Bowl Boulevard in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.
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