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City to fete Giants With Ticker-Tape Parade

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Ahmad Bradshaw (L) of the New York Giants (Getty Images)

New York City will be hosting a ticker-tape parade and City Hall ceremony for Super Bowl champions New York Giants. The celebration is scheduled for Tuesday.

The city will be conducting a public giveaway for tickets to the City Hall Plaza ceremony on Monday between 9 a .m. and 11 a.m.

People can access an entry form at www.nyc.gov and by calling 311.

The parade will start at Battery Place and Washington Street at 11 a.m. and continue up the "Canyon of Heroes" to Worth Street. It will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall Plaza where Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the Giants with the Keys to the City.

Bloomberg announced the parade for Big Blue moments after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 Sunday night.

Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be on hand at the Meadowlands, where there will be a rally to celebrate the team's victory. The rally is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Met Life stadium on Tuesday, following a ticker tape parade through Lower Manhattan.

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Comments [5]

Campfreddie from NYC

Enjoy it now. There is a strong likelyhood that the US will have to invade Iran within 12 months to prevent a nucular end game option from Isreal. $10 a gallon gas, no US recovery, the Euro in free fall. If you feel the need to celebrate millionaires in who run around a field in tight pants. Enjoy it now!

Feb. 06 2012 10:52 AM
thehme from Jersey City, NJ

@clive betters, I am not pro-war, not do I think all war veterans are innocent of wanting to go to war, but what I do know is that they go out to fight with chances of never coming back. Thankfully we do not sit by a TV watching them shoot their guns and killing people for fun, but most are people like you and me. The military is their job, is what they wanted to do, and unfortunately in these times, it required violent action. Furthermore, had any of them been my brothers, uncles, cousins and/or friends (which I do have still abroad) I would want their work appreciated. You are not smarted than them, nor am I, I was just blessed with other opportunities I took, so I did not have to go to the military. These man and women are heroes, for putting their lives on the line, and therefore deserve more (a parade is meaningless) than what you seem to think they do.

Feb. 06 2012 09:37 AM
clive betters

i want a parade for people who were given crappy sub-prime loans. and i also want a parade, for people who were smart enough, to not go to war. why are soldiers, always, unquestioningy, given automtic hero-status;yet anti-war people, never acknowledged let alone celebrated?

Feb. 06 2012 09:27 AM
thehme from Jersey City, NJ

hey! I said the same thing Andrew!!! I was talking to my fiance about the exact same thing. This is unfortunate. War veterans deserve more than football players beating each other for money and fame.

Feb. 06 2012 09:20 AM
Steve Andrews from NYC

That's great - so, Mr. Mayor, it's ok for the Giants but not for returning war vets? Really??

Feb. 06 2012 09:06 AM

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