NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It turned out to be a very happy Thanksgiving after all on the streets of Manhattan.
Despite down-to-the-wire concerns, whipping winds were not enough to stop the balloons from flying for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thousands braved cold and windy conditions to catch a glimpse of them.
As CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, winds have been clocked at 26 mph, so handlers have hung on extra tight to watch Spider-Man, SpongeBob Squarepants, and other balloons both old and new. In all, the crowd was treated to 16 giant balloons.