NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A half a million people lined Sixth Avenue Sunday for the 32nd Annual Dominican Day Parade.
Delegations from the Dominican Republic were on hand to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of their compatriots outside the island.
The parade route began at 37th Street and marched up to 52nd Street. Participants were jubilant, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.
“I’m having a lot of fun. It’s really cool. Second time ever; enjoying it,” one participant said.
“It makes me real proud,” another said. “We’re proud people.”
Sixth Avenue was closed along the route until 5 p.m., as well as the 37th and 38th Streets between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, which served as the parade’s staging area.