New York City’s Canyon of Heroes was turned into “The Canyon of Heroines” as the Big Apple celebrated the victory of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in the World Cup championship. We’ve got the inside scoop on all the parade details as well as the best bars and restaurants nearby to grab some lunch. By Lauren Cook.
The ticker-tape parade stepped off at 11 a.m. in lower Manhattan, headed east on Battery Place, then turned north onto Broadway and headed up the Canyon of Heroes and past City Hall to Worth Street. The celebration then headed east on Worth Street to Lafayette Street before turning south on Lafayette, and concluded at Chamber Street and City Hall Park. The celebration culminated with an afternoon ceremony led by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
If you want to make sure you get a prime viewing spot to catch a glimpse of New Jersey-native Carli Lloyd and the rest of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to get there early, and the best way to do that is by taking public transportation.
Subway stops near the parade route in lower Manhattan:
- R line to Rector Street and Cortlandt Street
- 2 & 3 lines to Wall Street and Fulton Street
- 1 line to South Ferry
- 4, 5, & 6 lines to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
- J line to Chambers Street
Trains will not stop at these six stations:
- 4 & 5 lines at Fulton Street
- A & C lines at Fulton Street
- 4 & 5 lines at Wall Street
- R line at City Hall
- A & C lines at Chambers Street
- E line at World Trade Center
Note: E trains will terminate at Canal Street. Announcements will be made at stations as far north as 59th Street when the service changes take place.
Pedestrians will be able to cross Broadway at the following locations:
- Eastbound Exchange Alley
- Westbound Wall Street-Rector Street
- Cedar Street
- Cortlandt Street-Maiden Lane
- Fulton Street
- Reade Street
- Leonard Street
Bus service along Broadway in the vicinity of the parade route is being rerouted to Water Street, the MTA said. Express and local buses traveling downtown on Broadway and uptown on Greenwich Street, Trinity Place and Church Street are being rerouted via Bowery Street, St. James Street, Pearl Street and Water Street.
The Long Island Rail Road will provide six extra westbound trains between 9 and 10 a.m. Friday and 10 eastbound trains between 2 and 4 p.m. to help ease congestion for paradegoers. Click here for more information on train times.
Note: To get from Penn Station to the parade route, take the 1 to South Ferry, or take the 2 or 3 to Fulton or Wall streets.
Metro-North will be adding two extra inbound trains in the morning and two additional outbound trains in the evening on the Hudson and New Haven Lines. Click here for more information on train times.
Note: To get to the parade route from Grand Central, take the downtown 4, 5, or 6 lines to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall.
The Port Authority will offer extra cars on certain trains and additional buses to help New Jersey residents get to the parade. Additional PATH service will run during midday hours beginning at 11 a.m. on the Newark to World Trade Center line.
City officials are urging motorists to avoid driving in lower Manhattan if possible.
But if you plan to drive in anyway or regularly commute in the area of the parade:
- Vehicles exiting the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. will be routed north onto West Street or to the Battery Park underpass to the northbound FDR Drive.
- The Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge Centre Street exit and Park Row entrance will be closed during the parade. Anyone trying to access the Brooklyn Bridge should use the Frankfort Street/Pearl Street entrance.
The NYPD will start street closings at around 10 a.m. ahead of the parade. “No Parking” will be in effect at 12 a.m. Friday. The city warned that any cars remaining will be towed.
Deliveries will be restricted for all businesses and residences in the area beginning Thursday July, 9 at 10 p.m. and will not resume until Friday at 5 p.m.
New York Waterway ferries will allow kids under 12 to ride for free.
Where To Eat
The excitement of a parade can work up a big appetite! Recharge your batteries and salute to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team at one of the nearby bars and restaurants listed below.
Ward III offers an eclectic drink menu as well as tasty appetizers and sandwiches to munch on. Grab a seat at the bar and order their Beef Melt (braised beef, grafton-aged cheddar, pretzel bread, pickled jalapeños, pressed and served warm) and wash it down with any one of their 10 beers on draft for just $8. A quick walk from City Hall Park, it’s our top pick for Women’s World Cup celebrations on Friday.
Why not celebrate a history-making moment at a bar that boasts to be the oldest standing structure in New York City’s history? While the building may be old, the food is anything but antiquated. Fish & chips are particularly nice on a sunny day, or try the berkshire pork belly sandwich with avocado, cilantro aioli, asadero cheese, black bean spread & chickpea salad. Yum!
Located near the middle of the parade route, O’Hara’s is perfect to quell that pub food craving. This Irish pub on Cedar Street boasts a menu filled with classics like pastrami or reuben sandwiches, or try one of their 11 different burger options with a side of crunchy onion rings. Then cheers to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team with one of the pub’s many local and craft beer options, including Coney Island Lager and River Horse “Triple Horse” Belgian-Style Ale.
Down a flight of stairs on Mott Street, Wo Hop offers gargantuan dishes of your favorite Chinese food takeout classics. The menu is large and varied, and everything is spot on. Order the wonton soup, if just for the accompanying bowl of fried wonton skins served with duck sauce and hot mustard. And always order extra for next-day leftovers.
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