NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Italian-Americans celebrated their culture and heritage at the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan.
Thousands lined the streets Monday along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 72nd Street.
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“We try to come every year,” one paradegoer told CBS 2’s Steve Langford. “It’s a lot of fun for the kids and the adults.”
Other New Yorkers hit the parade route to simply take advantage of the nice weather.
“I’m just happy to see a parade, and it’s a good day for a parade,” one man said.