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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, complete with crowds, returns

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, complete with crowds, returns
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, all but canceled a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, is back. James Basnight of Huntington, 3, hoisted on his dad’s shoulders behind barricades on Sixth Ave

SEARCH Long Island Sports Newsday TV News Feed Me Opinion Business Obituaries Newsday Live span p11/25/2021Good Afternoon SEARCH span p11/25/2021Good Afternoon News New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, complete with crowds, returns Print Share i pShare Tweet Email The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, all but canceled a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, is back.James Basnight of Huntington, 3, hoisted on his dad’s shoulders behind barricades on Sixth Avenue near 41st Street, squealed with joy when, somehow, he spotted a balloon of a "Paw Patrol" character — passing Central Park, almost 20 blocks uptown.Attendees crammed into pens near the parade kickoff at West 77th Street & Central Park West to Herald Square, on 34th Street.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Only a small, elect group watched in person a year ago because of the pandemic.The sand-filled blocker trucks — long parked on side streets to prevent an unauthorized vehicle from being driven into the crowds — took on new resonance this year after tragedy at a Wisconsin Christmas parade Sunday.

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