The parade was first staged in 1910 and kicks off an epic town-wide celebration, the festivities are capped off at night with a fireworks display.
The nation’s largest Puerto Rican celebration drew an estimated 1 million spectators on Fifth Avenue Sunday.
Councilman Fernando Cabrera called having the flag on a beer can “an absolute insult to all Puerto Ricans.”
The National Greek Parade stepped off at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street and continues its march up to 79th Street.
Bright, colorful and sometimes wacky hats sat atop the heads of adults and children as everyone mingled and checked out the homemade creations.
The 14th annual parade also featured what organizers hoped would be a Guinness World Record of dancers in a Lunar New Year parade.
The parade ended at 2 p.m., but festivities will continue all afternoon and evening throughout the city, with lots of celebrating taking place in Washington Heights. Much of Sixth Avenue is expected to be closed off through the evening.
Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.
“This is the biggest hat day in the world,” said Harriet Rosebud of Harlem.
If you weren’t able to attend the Giants ticker-tape parade in Manhattan this morning, don’t worry. We have full coverage of the parade (broken down into 4 parts) so you can watch it on-demand whenever you’d like.
We have your tips on the best viewing areas, as well as the best food and drink along the parade route.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City will not hold a parade for Iraq war veterans because military officials feel it would be premature.
The studio had formally been housed for over 40 years in a 40,000-square-foot building in Hoboken. But it outgrew that site, which could not be expanded to fit the company’s needs.
There’s plenty to do in the city that never sleeps for both the insomniac and broke young professional.
The 38th annual Village Halloween Parade will kick off at 7 p.m. Sunday.