November 26, 2019

The 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans.

Every year, this family tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and about 50 million others around the world, all tuned in to see giant balloons, one-of-a-kind floats, amazing performances and much, much more.
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November 10, 2019

10 bronze statues of inspirational women in NYC by “Statues for Equality”

Statues for Equality is a global mission to balance gender representation in public statues and honor women’s contribution to society. Gender inequality is among the most critical issues facing the world today, and having a public display of inspirational women for the world to see is a tangible step humanity can make toward a more equal society. Sadly the representation of female statues in most western countries is less than 4 percent.

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July 11, 2019

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.

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November 5, 2018

Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win 2018 NYC Marathon

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon, holding off his countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds. Desisa finished in 2:05:59. Last year’s winner, Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya, finished third.

Mary Keitany of Kenya became the second woman to win the marathon four times, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by 3:13. Keitany ran the race in 2:22:48, the second-fastest in history. Margaret Okayo of Kenya holds the record of 2:22:31, which was set in 2003.

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October 21, 2018

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.

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September 12, 2018

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.

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June 22, 2018

Immigration rally in NYC to mark ‘World Refugee Day’

Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious, and advocacy communities staged a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes representing 85,000 refugees not allowed into the U.S. in 2018; carried life-size orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings; and read the names of refugees who have died in transit.

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April 13, 2018

The Last Three: Behind the effort to save the northern white rhinoceros

Artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created the world’s tallest bronze rhino sculpture as a means to inspire and mobilize people to affect real change against rhino horn sales. Their art calls for humans to work together to make sure that history won’t repeat itself. Their 17-foot tall sculpture will be used to raise critical awareness and the funds needed to protect northern white rhinos, as well as to educate people about the plight of the rhinos.

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March 18, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City

New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns fashionable Fifth Avenue green in the world’s largest Irish heritage celebration. The 257th edition of New York City’s parade drew more than 1 million spectators to watch an estimated 150,000 spirited marchers, including more than 100 bands. (AP)

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