NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City will throw a Hometown Heroes ticker-tape parade Wednesday, honoring the frontline workers who helped the city through the worst of the pandemic.

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PARADE ROUTE & STREET CLOSURES

The parade route begins at the Battery, marches up Broadway and ends at City Hall.

NYC DOT will shut down the area between Harrison Street/Worth Street/Chatham Square/Catherine Street on the north, Battery Park/Whitehall Ferry Terminal on the south, East River on the east and Hudson River on the west.

Watch: Mayor De Blasio Announces Hometown Heroes Parade

The following groups are expected to participate:

  • Advocacy organizations
  • City workers
  • Educators
  • Emergency food providers
  • Faith leaders
  • First responders
  • Healthcare workers
  • Hospitality and buildings workers
  • Retail and bodega workers
  • Social service and settlement house workers
  • Transportation workers
  • Utilities workers

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