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Victory parade for U.S. women’s soccer team

Charles Lindbergh was awarded one after his solo transatlantic flight, and then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was honored with one for his leadership of the Allied Forces. Astronauts, world leaders, a pope and war veterans all have been honored with ticker-tape parades in New York City’s famed Canyon of Heroes. Now, the Women’s National Team is the center of the celebration on Wednesday, commemorating its World Cup win in France on Sunday.

2019 New York City pride parade

Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge LGBTQ pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or carrying signs.

On foot, astride motorcycles or riding on flatbed trucks, participants slowly covered the 2-mile route from Midtown Manhattan to Greenwich Village, where the movement for gay rights was born after the so-called Stonewall riots of 1969.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City

New York City hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2016, bringing together hundreds of thousands of marchers in one of the largest American celebrations of Irish heritage.

2019 Women’s Rally and March

Women marched in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

Women’s March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, again hosted its main event in Washington, with hundreds of “sister” marches in other cities.

2018 Veterans Day Parade in New York City

New York City hosted its annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, on Nov. 11. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with 300 marching bands, floats, veterans’ groups and military units.

Feeling the pain at the New York City Marathon

More than 50,000 people participated in this year’s marathon as the world-famous race takes runners through all five boroughs. Runners from across the country and around the world competed in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018.

By the time many runners crossed the Queensboro Bridge and entered Manhattan near mile 16, they started feeling the pain not only in their bodies, but on their faces too. Here’s a look at how stressful it can be competing in the New York City Marathon. Despite the pain you may see some smiles.

Political satire was on parade at Halloween in NYC

Election 2018 was clearly the unofficial theme of the annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City, as thousands of costumed revelers made their way up Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue on Wednesday night. From robots to anti-Trump costumes, see the best of this year’s parade.

Ellis Island: From ‘sad side’ to saving ‘South Side’

A century ago, the hospital complex at the historic Ellis Island immigration inspection station was where approximately one out of every 10 arrivals who were too sick to be allowed into the country were sent to recover, or to die.
The 29-building medical complex – in its day the largest public health institution in the U.S. – was itself left to die when the immigration station closed in 1954. Ellis Island’s Main Building was restored and reopened as an immigration museum in 1990. But the hospital complex on the island’s south side remained shuttered for 60 years until two months ago, when officials opened the dilapidated buildings for public viewing.

Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.