NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of the great New York City traditions, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, headed up Fifth Avenue Saturday.
As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, nearly 2 250,000 marchers headed up Fifth Avenue for the 252nd annual parade, which made its way from 44th Street to 79th Street.
Just about every single Irish-American civic and community group was represented.
WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman saw the Breezy Point Catholic Club march past, for a parade that had special meaning as their area has been rebuilding after being hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. A vast variety of other groups also marched down Fifth Avenue, from a group of Boy Scouts with glockenspiels to political figures – including Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota.