Officials Want To Keep NYC Dominican Day Parade Fun And Safe

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — This Sunday is the 30th Annual Dominican Day Parade and while it promises to be a day full of floats, music and fun, what officials say it won’t be is disorderly.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

Sixth Avenue will turn into the celebration of Dominican heritage on Sunday. After the parade, the party moves uptown and local city officials want to keep it festive and fun.

After the parade last year, drunken revelers took over ten blocks of Washington Heights and a 16- year-old pregnant teen was stabbed in the back of the head.

“We’re jumping ahead of this and saying this time, that type of behavior will not be tolerated,” said state Sen. Adriano Espaillat

“If they try to take the streets again, it will not be acceptable,” said Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.

Officials say in addition to an increased police presence, there will also be a crackdown on sugary alcoholic drinks sold to minors.

The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and will come through 6th Avenue between 36 and 56 streets.

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  • RealisticViewpoint

    Dominicans don’t play!, they are the most savage and hated ethnicity on earth, wikipedia their infiltration to puerto rico and you can see how savage and relentless and uncivil these people truly are. They began canbalizing eachother on a boat headed to puerto rico!!, first off you can swim to PR from DR, plus why not bring a fishing rod?!?. These people open barber shops in every neighborhood, they are making mass migrations to corona,woodhaven, and other parts of queens. Ever since they began moving to those parts, the crime has risen dramatically!, even north eastern PA has a mass migration of dominicans and now the FBI has to step in and handle soaring crime rates and gang warfare over drug trades in that entire area because the small town police were not designed to handle these types of savages. STOP DOMINICAN IMMIGRATION. THEY ARE STEALING FROM THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND GIVING NOTHING BACK IN RETURN AND LOWERING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR EVERYONE AROUND THEM.

    • Sal Malnela

      Lets see if i get this right…. Dominicans come to Puerto Rico , a United States territory. So they are there ILEGALY!. They BUY a Puerto Rican Birth Cert, sold to them by a puerto rican….and you tout how they are the criminals when the puerto ricans are the the enablers that should have jailed them and sent them back to the Dom Rep in the first place…….

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