NYC To Celebrate Giants Super Bowl Win With Ticker-Tape Parade
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Giants fans get ready for a parade!
New Yorkers will welcome their Super Bowl heroes back to the Big Apple with a ticker-tape parade and ceremony Tuesday in Manhattan.
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Tuesday’s sunny forecast could draw more than the one million spectators who braved the rainy parade day four years ago.
“I’ve been a Giants fan for 50 some, odd years. It’s just something I’ve never done. I enjoy being part of the Giants. Watching the Giants it really brings my family together. I’m bringing my son tomorrow. It’s just something we really look forward to,” fan Joe Guarino told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez.
“Big Blue gave us a game to remember and on Tuesday, we’re going to give them a parade to remember,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Crews have already started building the stage for Tuesday’s celebration, which includes a ceremony at City Hall where Bloomberg will present the team with a key to the city.
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The parade will kick off Tuesday at Battery Place and Washington Street at 11 a.m. and go up the “Canyon of Heroes” to Worth Street followed by the City Hall ceremony.
Giants fans are already looking for ways to make it down to the parade.
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Behind a tall fence on a quiet residential street in Clifton, about five miles from the Meadowlands, they put the letters on the floats that will say “Super Bowl” in Tuesday’s parade.
A crew of ten at Bond Parade was here hammering and stapling and sawing almost as soon as the big game ended.
“We started at 3 in morning,” said Robert DeVito, who owns the company.
About 50 tons of confetti are expected to rain down during the parade. Some of that confetti will come in the form of donated paper from a recycling vendor in Brooklyn. WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell spoke with workers with the Downtown Alliance, who loaded the paper into bags.
“We bring them to the various buildings along Broadway,” said Joe Timpone of the Downtown Alliance.
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“Hopefully my boss won’t see me like Ferris Bueller on the TV,” one man said.
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“I live right here, so I’ll kind of look at it from the edges and say congratulations to everybody involved,” said Giants fan Douglas Levison.
“I’m expecting just tons of confetti coming down and just enjoy the day,” said Giants fan Harris Love.
About 50,000 people went online to get tickets to the City Hall ceremony after the parade. The 250 people who got them feel very fortunate, CBS 2’s Don Dahler reported.
“My co-worker sent me the link to register, I’m like ‘Yeah, I’d love to’ and I won,” said one lucky winner.
The MTA announced subway trains will bypass some stations beginning at 10 a.m. due to anticipated crowding conditions. The NYPD may also close some entrances at open stations depending on crowd conditions. Click here for more info.
Several local and express bus routes that serve lower Manhattan will be rerouted due to street closures for the parade. Extra trains will be added between New Jersey and New York for the big celebration.
PATH will extend its morning rush hour service on the Newark-to-World Trade Center and Hoboken-to-World Trade Center routes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
NJ TRANSIT will have extra bus service on 18 routes for connections to PATH trains at Hoboken terminal and subway service at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Click here for more info.
Long Island Rail Road will also add seven extra westbound trains Tuesday morning and nine additional trains in the afternoon. Click here for more info.
No alcoholic beverages will be permitted on LIRR trains, platforms and stations all day Tuesday until midnight.
The Giants will celebrate their win with a rally at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey following the parade and City Hall ceremony.
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic Tuesday morning:
All streets between Broadway and Church Streets from Canal to Pearl Street
Lafayette and Centre Street from Canal to Chambers
Park Row between Chambers Street and Broadway
Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row
Battery Place between Broadway and West Thames Streets
Worth Street between Church Street and Baxter Street
No Brooklyn Bridge access to and from Park Row
Beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday trains will not stop at these five stations to prevent overcrowding conditions:
Wall St: 4 or 5
City Hall: R
Chambers St: A or C
World Trade Center: E
Fulton St: 4, 5, A or C
Commuters, Residents and Spectators traveling to Lower Manhattan are encouraged to use:
Rector Street R Station
Fulton Street 2, 3 Station
Wall Street 2, 3 Station
South Ferry 1 Station
Chambers Street Brooklyn Bridge 4, 5, 6, J station (exit under the Municipal Building ONLY)
Get more details at MTA.info.
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