Thousands have flocked to lower Manhattan Tuesday morning for a ticker-tape parade in honor of Super Bowl XLVI Champions the New York Giants. If you are looking to take part in the festivities, here’s what you need to know.
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The parade begins at Battery Place and Washington Street at 11 a.m. and will continue north through the Canyon of Heroes to Worth Street. After the parade, a ceremony will be held at City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Bloomberg will give the Giants Keys to the City.
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“Big Blue gave us a game to remember, and on Tuesday we’re going to give them a parade to remember,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
While the sidewalks lining Tuesday’s tickertape parade up the Canyon of Heroes along Broadway from the Battery to City Hall are open to all members of the public, there is limited space on City Hall Plaza for the ceremony with the Giants players and owners. The City will set up three large screens around City Hall for members of the public to watch the ceremony. In addition to tickets for Giants friends and family, additional tickets for seats on City Hall Plaza will be distributed to the public by Members of the City Council and other City elected officials, community organizations that work in partnership with the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit in all five boroughs, City and State agencies, and municipal unions.
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All guests will have to go through security on the east side of City Hall only, and all bags will be examined. Access to City Hall Plaza for the ceremony will begin early, and attendees will likely not have an opportunity to attend preceding parade.
There have been reports in the past of fraudulent offers for tickets to the parade – including access to floats – and to the ceremony. There are no tickets or passes to any portion of the parade, and any such offers are fake. Ceremony tickets are not for resale. If you are aware of any tickets or passes being sold, please call 311.