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    Giants parade planned, in case


    BY ANDREW STRICKLER | andrew.strickler@newsday.com 5:59 PM EST, January 31, 2008

    With fingers crossed, city officials said Thursday that plans for a Giants victory parade are in the works.

    "We hope we don't jinx the Giants, but obviously we have to do some planning for a parade that will start at 11 o'clock," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a promotion ceremony at police headquarters.

    With a Giants victory, the parade will stage Tuesday at the U.S. Customs House at Battery Park at 11 a.m. The parade will then go up lower Broadway to City Hall Plaza, where there will be seats for about 5,000. A ceremony is planned for 1 p.m.

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    Giants parade planned, in case


    BY ANDREW STRICKLER | andrew.strickler@newsday.com 5:59 PM EST, January 31, 2008

    With fingers crossed..."

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    YES! LOL With fingers crossed -- We'll be there!

    Brian,

    Are you going...if?

    Pat

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    Pride goeth before the Fall ...

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    I'll be cheering for the Giants from 3,000 miles away, on TV.

    I may catch a bit of the parade on Traffic Cams. Ifffffffff.

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    Thumbs up New York Giants Win!! Woohoo! LMAO

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    Default G-MEN gun down Pats!!

    The first three quarters were great defensively. The final 29 seconds were intense!! Congratulations NEWYORKFOOTBALL GIANTS! I too, will watch the ceremonies via the net. Wish I could be there!

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    Congratulations Giants.

    The Manning throw and Tyree catch on the final drive was unbelievable.

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    ^ It was sheer determination. No one and nothing was going to stop them from scoring a TD during that last drive.

    By the way, anyone know where the links are for the webcast of the parade? I want to watch.

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    Cool New Jersey Hosting Big Party

    Giants Stadium to host Super Bowl celebration in N.J. after NYC parade

    by Mark Mueller/The Star-Ledger Monday February 04, 2008, 4:59 PM

    New Jersey will welcome home the Super Bowl champion New York Giants with a celebration at Giants Stadium on Tuesday after the victory parade in New York City.

    The free event will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the stadium in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, said John Samerjan, a spokesman for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. Stadium gates C and D will open to the public at 3 p.m., he said.

    "It was obviously one of the great victories in maybe sports history, much less Super Bowl history," Samerjan said of the Giants' 17-14 triumph over the Patriots Sunday night. "They will be making their last stop at the stadium for this year tomorrow afternoon and we wanted to give the fans an opportunity to greet them in their home."

    Giants players, coaches and team officials will be present for the New Jersey celebration, which follows the 11 a.m. parade in New York.

    Stadium lots will be open if fans want to tailgate and fans will not be charged for parking, he said. People will be allowed to bring in cameras and video cameras and signs and banners. Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the stadium.

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    Lightbulb I will Be there tomorrow...........

    PATH, NJ Transit add trains for NY Giants' victory parade

    by Joe Malinconico/The Star-Ledger Monday February 04, 2008, 4:14 PM

    New York Giants fans, don't even think of driving into Manhattan Tuesday to watch the Super Bowl victory parade.

    The Port Authority is doubling its midday PATH train service to World Trade Center, which will put fans a block from the parade route. New Jersey Transit is also adding extra cars to carry Giants fans into the city.

    The parade, celebrating the team's shocking Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, will start Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Broadway at Battery Place and will follow a route north to Chambers Street. It ends with a ceremony at City Hall Plaza.

    Map of Parade Route
    http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/1590211...tentId=1505166

    From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., PATH trains will run every 7 to 8 minutes between Newark and Lower Manhattan and every six minutes between Hoboken and Lower Manhattan.

    And the best way for many people to get to the Newark and Hoboken PATH stations would be to take NJ Transit trains. The North Jersey Coast, Northeast Corridor and Raritan Valley lines all have stops that connect with the PATH at Newark Penn Station. Meanwhile, the Morris and Essex, Montclair-Boonton, Pascack Valley and Bergen/Main lines go to Hoboken.

    NJ Transit said this afternoon that it will add extra cars to selected late-morning trains on those lines Tuesday to accommodate fans going to the parade.

    Another option would be to take NJ Transit trains into Midtown and then the subway down to the parade route, which runs along Broadway between Battery Place and Chambers Street.

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    I'am going tomorrow with a bunch of guys from school. Anybody on here interested in meeting up let me know.

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    I'm going to the parade!!!! Anyone else??

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    Talking Giants Arrive Home In New Jersey

    Giants arrive safely in Newark
    NY Giants back in New Jersey after Super Bowl win


    by The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk Monday February 04, 2008, 7:01 PM


    Photo by John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger
    Touchdown!

    The Super Bowl champion New York Giants have landed at Newark Liberty International Airport tonight, back home from Arizona and their improbable 17-14 upset of the New England Patriots.

    The Giants' jet - complete with team flags decorating the cockpit - landed just before 7 p.m. at the airport, where five silver charter buses waited along with State Police and Port Authority police escorts. A small group of family members and airport employees crowded on the tarmac, some clutching cameras, signs and balloons.

    Wearing their Super Bowl championship baseball caps, the players left the plane through front and back gateways and quickly made their way to the buses. A small contingent of fans and airport workers watched from above through the glass windows of Terminal A, straining for a glimpse of the victors.


    "We thought there'd be a lot of people," said Doug Piccirilli, 53, of Nutley, who stood at the windows with his 16-year-old daughter Dana and a handful of other fans. "I'm just mad I forgot my binoculars."

    From the airport, the team was scheduled to drive back to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, where a celebration is planned for Tuesday but no formal event is happening tonight. Still, a dedicated band of about 80 fans - some wrapped in Giants blankets and clutching cups of hot chocolate - turned out to await the players' arrival, and more people continued to arrive this evening.

    "I'm glowing. I'm glowing," said Justin Chernick, 33, a construction worker from Lodi wearing a No. 72 jersey and waiting outside the stadium. "It's beautiful. This is what life's about."

    There will be plenty of opportunity for fans to catch a glimpse of their Big Blue heroes on Tuesday, with a ticker-tape victory parade and City Hall ceremony scheduled in Manhattan, followed by a homecoming celebration at Giants Stadium.

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    Pride goeth before the Fall ...




    ...and I'm ready for another long shot New York upset in November.

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    Newsday
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    Thousands cheer Super Bowl champs -- the New York Giants

    By The Associated Press and Justin Rocket Silverman

    With a snowstorm of confetti and paper raining down from skyscrapers, thousands of jubilant New York Giants fans thronged the streets of Manhattan on Tuesday to cheer the Super Bowl champs.

    "It was a perfect parade seeing a million people here to root on the Giants. "The only thing that would have been better would have been a little more private time with the players," joked DeeDee Thompson of Manhattan.

    The players, perched atop trucks and floats rolling up Broadway from Battery Place to Chamber Street in the light rain, signed footballs tossed to them by fans. Many of the Giants also carried video cameras, waving to the throngs and basking in the screams of delight.

    Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress drew cheers and delighted a throng of kids when he came off his float and went over to greet them. Cameras flashed and fans pressed toward the star, who quickly signed t-shirts, and a football before continuing up the the parade route, jogging alongside his float.

    New York Governor Eliott Spitzer and Senator Charles Schumer basked in the reflected glow of the championship team, waving to the crowd while riding together in a convertible near the front of the parade.

    Fans started arriving around 6:00 a.m. to stake out prime viewing spots, with kids skipping school and grown-ups calling in sick for the day.

    Susan Smith, 30, of Queens was having a blast. "I'm a huge Giants fan, but I never expected to see this day. I just wish they had made it easier to tell which player was which."

    The parade, featuring 50 tons of confetti, came two days after the Giants upset New England 17-14 to ends the Patriots' perfect season.

    By the end of the parade the streets were littered with shredded paper, confetti, toilet paper, Starbucks cups and Budweiser cans. Sanitation workers did get an early jump on the clean-up effort by sweeping debris towards the curb as the parade was still in progress.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to give team officials the key at City Hall and then the players are off to the Meadownlands for a celbration in New Jersey.

    The parade began at the tip of lower Manhattan in Battery Park and proceeded north on Broadway, going past the financial district and the site of the World Trade Center before a finale at City Hall Park.

    The stretch is known as the "Canyon of Heroes," where ticker-tape parades celebrating everything from Charles Lindbergh's Atlantic flight to sports championships have been held. The last parade was in 2000, when the Yankees won the World Series.


    The last New York team to win a championship in any of the four major sports was the New York Yankees in 2000.

    While it clearly was a day for a parade, it was also a day for politics. New York and the 23 other Super Tuesday states were holding primaries that could seal the fates of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.

    Just south of City Hall, politics and the parade crossed paths as signs for Democratic candidate Barack Obama were surrounded by fans wearing Giants red, white and blue.

    The city had tons of shredded paper on hand for the parade, but some fans came prepared with toilet paper. An hour before the parade, several street lamps along Broadway were covered in streams of white tissue.

    Justice Rodriguez, 11, of Brooklyn, was up at 3 a.m. with his father and half-dozen friends to secure a spot along Broadway, complete with chairs, food and a camcorder.

    "I want to see Eli Manning," said the boy, who wore a Manning No. 10 shirt over a puffy down jacket.

    "It's exciting for him," said Justice's father, Juan Rodriguez, who took the day off from his car wash job. "You never know when they'll win again."

    Associated Press writers Verena Dobnik in New York and David Porter in East Rutherford, N.J., contributed to this report.













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