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.READ MORE: Caught On Video: 68-Year-Old Man Tripped, Punched And Robbed In Bronx Attack
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.