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infoshare
April 5th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Photos of The Tartan Day Parade.
http://www.tartanweek.com/

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Bronxbombers
April 11th, 2009, 01:59 PM
I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade on TV. Is there a Christmas Parade in NYC? I will be in New York City for a Parade. What is Puerto Rican Day Parade like? I need know to how many parades are in NYC. I live in Los Angeles,CA. also know as L.A. And I have been to a parade in NYC not even 1 time.

BrooklynRider
April 14th, 2009, 10:14 AM
I think the biggest parades are:

West Indian Day Parade
Thankgiving Day Parade
Gay Pride Parade
St. Patrick's Day
Puerto Rican Day Parade
Columbus Day Parade
Halloween Parade

Ninjahedge
April 14th, 2009, 11:04 AM
I think the biggest parades are:

West Indian Day Parade
Thankgiving Day Parade
Gay Pride Parade
St. Patrick's Day
Puerto Rican Day Parade
Columbus Day Parade
Halloween Parade

Actually, they had that question on last night on Cash Cab.

The answers were, I believe:

Thanksgiving
Memorial Day
Labor Day
St. Patrics
Puerto Rican Pride
Isralei (pride?).
Columbus Day.

I was surprised that the Isralei parade was bigger than the GPP, unless, of course, the GPP or Haloween parade are not considered "official".

BrooklynRider
April 15th, 2009, 12:16 PM
The Israeli parade is small and short.

The Gay Pride Parade starts at 9 or 10 in the morning and the last marchers don't reach the finish point until well after 5:00PM. It attracts millions to the city.

The Halloween Parade is huge as it runs up Sixth Ave - so it is long and wide. The crowds are four or five deep.

Ninjahedge
April 15th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Then write the Discovery Channel and ask them why it was not in the answers to the Red Light Challange!

;)

meesalikeu
April 19th, 2009, 08:27 PM
lots 'o pics here!

west indian
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,17232.0.html

easter bonnet
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,18916.0.html

lolabug
April 20th, 2009, 04:15 PM
awesome pics!! Is that Allan Cummings in the kilt? I Love him! You were so close to the action:)

meesalikeu
May 9th, 2009, 09:37 PM
not a parade, but here is a thread i did recently on one of my very favorite events in the city -- the brooklyn botanic garden cherry blossom festival:

http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,19085.0.html

brianac
February 23rd, 2010, 03:48 AM
February 22, 2010, 5:21 pm

Police Announce Parade Crackdown

By ANDY NEWMAN (http://wirednewyork.com/author/andy-newman/)

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/02/22/nyregion/22parade-cityroom/22parade-cityroom-articleInline.jpgRamin Talaie for The New York Times
The West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn is one of the city’s biggest, and longest.

Everyone may love a parade, but the New York Police Department would like them a bit smaller, if you please. The department notified parade organizers throughout the city on Monday that starting April 1, their processions must cover 25 percent less distance and may no longer exceed five hours in duration.

The department said the scaled-down celebrations would require $3.1 million less worth of police presence than the current ones do, and will help the department avoid cuts in what it termed “essential police services,” including “conventional crime suppression, counter-terrorism and investigations generally.” All parades in the city must receive permits from the police, which specify the route and the length of the event.

It was not immediately clear which of the many dozens of annually occurring parades would be affected by the new five-hour time limit. The West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn runs for a minimum of seven hours on Labor Day, organizers said, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade (http://www.nationalpuertoricandayparade.org/) in Manhattan is a similarly all-day affair. The new rule will not affect this year’s St.

Patrick’s Day parade, which steps off March 17 with Grand Marshal and (Police Commissioner) Raymond W. Kelly at the fore.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/police-announce-parade-crackdown/

Copyright 2010 (http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/help/copyright.html) The New York Times Company (http://www.nytco.com/)

Derek2k3
February 23rd, 2010, 11:45 AM
I was surprised how many people on the NYT blog support it. Wanna bet the 5 hour rule continues after the budget defiits end. The crackdown on fun continues..

Ninjahedge
February 23rd, 2010, 01:16 PM
Both positive and negative, it hampers crosstown traffic and commerce.

The problem with having TOO MANY nationalities is just that, when everyone has something to celebrate, it gets hard to satisfy all w/o hampering many.

IOf the parades were held less centrally, like (ironcally) IN Central Park, or on 11th avenue or something else that did not slice the city in half, maybe that would help things.

The whole ruse of it costing too much money to hold one is a bit silly. Valid in that you do not need to pay oodles of cash to get Manhattan shut down for 8 hours (well, hampered maybe), but blaming the restriction in fun to not having the cash to police the event?

Maybe these events, when they go beyond the set limits should be obligated to pay for the extras? How could you do this w/o being discriminatory though?

ZippyTheChimp
February 23rd, 2010, 04:03 PM
Screw traffic.

Ninjahedge
February 23rd, 2010, 07:26 PM
Then the city does not function.

As much as many would like to ban cars from the city as a whole, they are needed to make it function in the way it has developed.

Reductions in traffic flow are always expected, but the closing of a major thoroughfare cutting the city in two is rather difficult for those that still conduct buisness on that day.

Or do you want NYC to close on Sundays? ;)

ZippyTheChimp
February 23rd, 2010, 07:50 PM
Figure out amount of traffic interruption during parades vs total traffic flow; then tell me again that "the city does not function."

Ninjahedge
February 25th, 2010, 09:01 AM
No.

You said, and I will quote you "Screw Traffic"

You "Screw" traffic, and the city does not function. Do not state something that is that unquantifiable and then ask for quantization of the response to it Zipster! You hang people out to dry on that all the time! ;)

Back on topic, you find a way that works to allow the celebrations to proceed, but not interrupt the 80% of the cities residents and workers that may have no interest in "National Armenian Wombat Day".

You do not punish those that want to celebrate, but you TRY not to inconvenience everyone else, especially in, as I have said, a community that is so diverse you have MANY more celebrated holidays than in your typical (nearly) culturally homogeneous municipality.

ZippyTheChimp
February 25th, 2010, 10:27 AM
No.

You said, and I will quote you "Screw Traffic"Obviously, "screw traffic" in the context of this thread means "screw traffic during parades."


you find a way that works to allow the celebrations to proceed, but not interrupt the 80% of the cities residentsYou berate me for stating something unquantifiable, and then come up with the above.


and workers that may have no interest in "National Armenian Wombat Day".Hyperbole


You do not punish those that want to celebrate, but you TRY not to inconvenience everyone else, especially in, as I have said, a community that is so diverse you have MANY more celebrated holidays than in your typical (nearly) culturally homogeneous municipality.For a moment, I thought I was in the Smoking Ban thread.

Lighten up.

lofter1
February 25th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Or maybe ... Light Up :cool:

Ninjahedge
February 27th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Obviously, "screw traffic" in the context of this thread means "screw traffic during parades."

Does not matter what you are screwing Zip. I have rarely heard an intelligent discussion proceed from a quip like that. You know you were being trite....


You berate me for stating something unquantifiable, and then come up with the above.

79% then? I never said that 80% WAS effected. I said make sure it would not be. Please do not force me to split grammatical hairs.

Next thing you know we will be arguing typos! :P


Hyperbole

Does not matter. I really have little interest in Puerto Rican Pride day, Gay Pride, St. Paddy's and some other events, especially when I am going to a family event in Queens and have to cross town.

Am I saying they should not be held? Hell no. I am just saying that a celebration should not be held at the expense of others, if possible.

And my Hyperbole was not a Straw Man, it was a deliberately exaggerated illustrative example. Calling it names does not refute it.


For a moment, I thought I was in the Smoking Ban thread.

OMG you mean I have a similar attitude towards different things? :rolleyes:


Lighten up.

My name is not Francis.

BTW, you still have not addressed the actual issue or come up with a solution. What other steps could be taken to allow people to enjoy their own celebrations WITHOUT their observance being a burden or hinderance on others? This is not a MAJOR issue, such as the budget, but it is still something that people have to deal with and however they handle it will effect how people feel about other issues that may have more weight on the operation of the city as a whole.

scumonkey
February 27th, 2010, 10:56 PM
I thought everyone was supposed to love a parade?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kpr682j5DA

Ninjahedge
February 27th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Cynically, not really.

i kind of liked the ones my father marched in with the Fire Department (I actually liked the candy they threw out) but they never really did much for me... don't know why.

But that does not say there should not BE any. It is an important cultural/societal bonding experience.

As such, it is always best to have one with the most positive and least negative, whatever each may be.

lofter1
February 27th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Limit all parades to one block and 15 minutes.

That way we can have lots more and disrupt fewer of our fellow citizens.

Ninjahedge
February 27th, 2010, 11:51 PM
Hyperbole?



Bueler?

ZippyTheChimp
February 27th, 2010, 11:58 PM
You know you were being trite....

I don't think trite is the word you want, but whatever. When I say, "Screw traffic (during parades)," I'm serious. If you don't accept it as such, that's your problem.


I never said that 80% WAS effectedI never said all traffic was screwed. What's your point here?


And my Hyperbole was not a Straw ManAll I said was hyperbole. Hyperbole is useless. If I'm not allowed to say "screw traffic," you shouldn't be allowed to say "Armenian wombats."


OMG you mean I have a similar attitude towards different things? :rolleyes:Are all your similar attitudes rants?


BTW, you still have not addressed the actual issue or come up with a solution.Why must I come up with a solution, when I don't see a problem? The issue in the article is the cost of police presence. No one has brought up traffic except you. It's your issue.


I really have little interest in....That's the root of your rant. It's not about traffic, commerce, or the city grinding to a halt. It's about poor NH having to wade his way through cigar smoking Armenian wombats on his way to wherever.

ZippyTheChimp
February 28th, 2010, 01:47 AM
I thought everyone was supposed to love a parade?!I suppose this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfNdA484T0) is out of the question.

lofter1
February 28th, 2010, 10:21 AM
i'm all for it ^ especially if we're treated to some of THIS (http://www.whtjtv.org/kits/oldbelt/images/1936TobaccoFest2.jpg) and a bit of THIS (http://www.whtjtv.org/kits/oldbelt/images/1936TobaccoFest1.jpg).

And who wouldn't love to see THIS (http://www.whtjtv.org/kits/oldbelt/images/1936TobaccoFest3.jpg) in the middle of Fifth Avenue?

ZippyTheChimp
February 28th, 2010, 11:22 AM
^
Great idea. We could have Guilt-Free Saturday, a festival of all our social taboos.

A friend of mine is in the middle of quitting cigarettes. Maybe I should send him those pics.

Yes, I'm going to hell.

Ninjahedge
February 28th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Whatever.

Thanks for ruining my evening.

ZippyTheChimp
February 28th, 2010, 08:26 PM
^
Easily accomplished by doing so yourself.

If a message board can ruin your evening, you should take the advice in #17, or better, #18.