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List of ticker-tape parades in New York City

Since 1886, those who have made significant achievements, heads of state, returning veterans and sport champions from the New York area or national teams have been honored with ticker-tape parades. Parades are traditionally held along Broadway also known as the "Canyon of Heroes" from the Battery to City Hall. Each of these 206 parades has been commemorated by the Alliance for Downtown New York City with a granite strip, installed in 2004.[1]

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1880sEdit

1890sEdit

1910sEdit

 
Returning Home, New York Times, 1919

1920sEdit

1930sEdit

1940sEdit

 
Dwight Eisenhower waves to crowd in 1945

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

 
Ticker tape parade for the Apollo 11 astronauts

1970sEdit

  • 1976
    • July 16 - Sailors from around the world participating in Bicentennial Operation Sail

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

 
Desert Storm march in the Welcome Home parade

2000sEdit

 
Crowds overrun Bowling Green Station to witness the ticker-tape parade for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, February 2008

2010sEdit

Individuals honored with multiple paradesEdit

Sports teams honoredEdit

Potential revisionsEdit

In 2017, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter that he intends to have Marshall Pétain's plaque removed from the Canyon of Heroes.[8][9] This happened after a national debate over the propriety of Confederate monuments spilled over into a reassessment of monuments in general. Pétain was honored in 1931 for his service in World War I. After France's defeat by Germany, he advocated surrender rather than resistance; Pétain headed the Nazi collaborationist government of Vichy France from 1940–1944. France itself has largely removed all commemoration for Pétain; the last street named after him was renamed in 2010.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Downtown Alliance Commemorates 204 Canyon of Heroes Parades" (PDF). downtownny.com. Alliance for Downtown New York. June 15, 2010. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  2. ^ https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fugitive-mayor-william-o-dwyer-abrupt-exit-city-hall-article-1.807859
  3. ^ https://splinternews.com/the-24-least-necessary-ticker-tape-parades-in-new-york-1793849050
  4. ^ http://www.downtownny.com/sites/default/files/Canyon%20%20Corrected%20version_1.pdf
  5. ^ Kifner, John (1990-06-21). "The Mandela Visit; Mandela Gets an Emotional New York City Welcome". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  6. ^ West, Melanie Grayce; King, Kate. "NYC Ticker-Tape Parade Honors U.S. Women's Soccer Team". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  7. ^ "U.S. Women's World Cup champions cheered by tens of thousands at NYC ticker-tape parade". NBC News. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Ordering Review of Statues Puts de Blasio in Tricky Spot
  9. ^ @NYCMayor (August 16, 2017). "The commemoration for Nazi collaborator Philippe Pétain in the Canyon of Heroes will be one of the first we remove" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ The Name of Pétain, Hero and Villain, Is Cleansed From the Streets of France
  • Kenneth T. Jackson, ed. The Encyclopedia of New York City; Yale University Press (1995), 2nd edition (2010).
  • Felix Riesenberg, Yankee Skippers to the Rescue; Ayer Publishing (1969), pg.66; ISBN 0-8369-1313-2