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During Thanksgiving, people across the United States get together with family and loved ones to reflect on the past year and give thanks for the bonds they share. For those in New York City—and the millions who tune into the live broadcast—Thanksgiving also means joining hundreds of thousands of other New Yorkers to witness the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Today’s procession, which marks the 87th Macy’s parade, kicks off from 77th Street and Central Park West at 9am ET and makes its way south to Herald Square on 34th Street. The annual celebration is known the world over for its giant—and photogenic—balloon floats, many of which top three stories in height.
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Did we hear free public WiFi? As part of NYCEDC’s Wireless Corridor Challenge, Mayor Bloomberg awarded grants to 5 organizations to expand free wireless networks in their neighborhoods.
Free public WiFi will be launched across the five boroughs:
- Brooklyn: along the Fulton Street corridor, BAM Cultural District, Brownsville, and Downtown Brooklyn
- Manhattan: in the Flatiron District, along the Water Street Corridor and the East River waterfront in Lower Manhattan, the 125th Street corridor in Harlem and on Roosevelt Island
- Queens: Long Island City
- Staten Island: in the St. George commercial district
- Bronx: on Fordham Road, as well as other areas citywide.
Here’s to greater connectivity for the city!
Photo via NYC Mayor’s Office