Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Superbowl XLVI Champion NY Giants - the Parade

As many as one million people were expected to line the financial district's Canyon of Heroes for the N.Y. Giants Super Bowl Victory Parade.

The parade kicked off at Battery Place and Washington Street and continued northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to Worth Street. The parade was to be followed by a ceremony at City Hall Plaza, at which Mayor Michael Bloomberg was to present the New York Giants with Keys to the City.

On Tuesday, a police-escorted caravan of 15 buses brought the team, family and friends to lower Manhattan from the Giants' practice facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Giants were showered with at least 30 tons of manufactured confetti from skyscrapers lining Broadway.

On Monday, 250 fans nabbed pairs of tickets to the festivities at City Hall. About 50,000 people entered sweepstakes for a place at the ceremony.

The sidewalks lining Tuesday's ticker-tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes were pakced.

A large screen was set up near City Hall Park for members of the public to watch the official ceremony.

A ticker-tape parade was held in February 2008 for the Giants after that year's Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

That parade reportedly cost $331,000. Most of the money was raised by NYC & Co., the city's marketing arm.

MyFoxNY.com live streamed Fox 5's live coverage of the New York Giants 2012 Super Bowl victory parade. #Giantsparadeonfox

The last ticker-tape parade through New York was in Nov. 2009 after the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games for their 27th World Series title.

New Jersey will not get left out of the action.

A rally for Big Blue was to take place Tuesday at 3 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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