The New York Giants will be honored with a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan for the second time in four years tomorrow after winning the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
The Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis yesterday in a rematch of the National Football League’s 2008 championship game. Bloomberg will present the team with keys to the city at the conclusion of the parade.
The team also will have a rally at their home MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at 3 p.m., state Governor Chris Christie announced on his Twitter page.
The New York parade will begin on Battery Place and Washington Street at 11 a.m. local time and continue through the financial district, an area known as the “Canyon of Heroes,” Bloomberg said in a statement. A ceremony will follow at City Hall Plaza.
The city held a public giveaway today for half of the 500 spots available for the ceremony.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he told his players that they didn’t want to miss a parade that he described as more than heartwarming.
“When you look down the side streets, there’s people forever down those side streets,” he said today at a news conference in Indianapolis.
Three large screens around City Hall will allow members of the public to watch the ceremony. Streets will be closed between Broadway and Church from Canal to Pearl as will Brooklyn Bridge access to and from Park Row.
Other streets, including Spruce between Gold and Park Row, will be closed. There may be limited subway access in Lower Manhattan and the Fulton Street 4, 5, A and C will be closed, as will Wall Street 4 and 5 and City Hall R.
Travelers should use Rector Street R Station, Fulton, 2 and 3, and the South Ferry 1 Station. Commuters may also use the Chambers Street Brooklyn Bridge 4, 5, 6 and J station.
PATH trains will provide additional midday service tomorrow to the World Trade Center, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today in an e-mailed release. The expanded service, on lines from New Jersey terminals in Newark and Hoboken, will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
The Metro-North Railroad also will increase its service into Grand Central Terminal, the Metropolitan Transit Authority said in an e-mailed release. One train each on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines into Manhattan will be added in the morning and departing the city in the afternoon, according to the release.
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