NYC Columbus Day Parade Oct. 10, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the Columbus Day Parade - New York, NY - Oct 10, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)
Marchers prepare for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Columbus Day Parade Marchers prepare for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Jared Zeller of Connetquot High School on Long Island prepares with other band mates for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Columbus Day Parade Jared Zeller of Connetquot High School on Long Island prepares with other band mates for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Italian Flag (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade Italian Flag (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
A bird's eye view of the parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade A bird's eye view of the parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
People take photos during the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade People take photos during the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Members of the New York City Police Department make their way down Fifth Avenue during the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade Members of the New York City Police Department make their way down Fifth Avenue during the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Marchers perform on Fifth Avenue  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade Marchers perform on Fifth Avenue (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Marchers make their way down Fifth Avenue (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade Marchers make their way down Fifth Avenue (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg walks along the route during the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade Mayor Michael Bloomberg walks along the route during the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Italian marchers prepare for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade Italian marchers prepare for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Marchers prepare for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)
Columbus Day Parade Marchers prepare for the start of the 67th annual Columbus Day Parade (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

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  2. Joshua James says:

    I’m not Italian, but let them have their fun. The Chines and the Vikings made it to the new world long before Italians or Spaniards. Also, those Asians who migrated over through what’s now Alaska a few thousand years farther back. Relax and save anger for more important things.

  3. Jeannie says:

    Thank you for the entertainment.

  4. John Marin says:

    This parade is a revolting spectacle of irrational ethnocentrism which must be judged by the sources. Basic historical sources point to the drama of discovery as being a strictly Hispanic event with Italy and Italians nowhre to be found except now in the clogged mind of mental dwarfs. The caravels which sailed from the port of Palos in August 3rd 1492 were manned by Hispanic sailors from Andalucia while the ships were the property of the Pinzon brothers and the master mariner Juan de la Cosa. The first person to see land was the Andalucian sailor Rodrigo de Triana and not as has been reported Columbus himself. Throughout the subsequent voyages that followed the achievement of 1492 Hispanics were at the vanguard of this European reconaissance and of course in the major explorations which uncovered as they say un nuevo mundo.

  5. pugphan says:

    Columbus is a Spaniard who he renounced his Italian citizenship, became a Spanish citizen and his descendants are Spaniards. So why don’t Italians celebrate Galileo, Da Vinci, Joe Piscopo, Gotti, Gambino, Dice Clay or any of their other great paisans, and leave the Spanish alone.

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