Could Winds Ruin the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade?


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It’s Wednesday. The e-newsletter is taking Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving.

Climate: Anticipate a cloudy day, with the chance of rain. Temperatures might attain the mid-50s.

Alternate-side parking: In impact right now, suspended tomorrow for Thanksgiving.

In 1997, a younger girl from Manhattan was standing by 72nd Avenue, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, when she was knocked unconscious.

Pushed by heavy winds, a six-story Cat in the Hat balloon had slammed right into a lamppost, scattering particles onto spectators.

Since then, New York Metropolis has prohibited large balloons at the Macy’s parade when it will get too windy. Tomorrow could also be such a day, officers say.

[Huge balloons at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is likely to be grounded. (Sorry, children!)]

Metropolis rules prohibit large balloons in the parade if there are sustained winds above 23 miles per hour or if gusts exceed 34 m.p.h., my colleague Michael Gold reviews.

From West 59th Avenue, the parade turns proper onto Sixth Avenue after which heads south once more to 34th Avenue. There are many viewing spots alongside this 25-block journey.

Expensive Diary:

I used to be late for an appointment on a scorching summer season night. I grabbed my briefcase and headed up Madison Avenue.

After turning west at 53rd Avenue, I noticed an older girl. She may need been round 95. She was holding onto a restaurant awning pole and asking whether or not somebody might get her a taxi.

Site visitors was at a standstill. I noticed a automotive that had a window down. I supplied the driver $20 to take the girl the place she wished to go. He mentioned that he couldn’t.

I rushed again to Madison seeking a taxi. I noticed one dropping somebody off at the nook. I ran over and grabbed the rear door deal with. Simply then, one other man put his hand over mine.

I turned to the driver.

“It’s not who sees the cab, however who places his hand on the door deal with, proper?” I mentioned.

The driving force agreed.

The opposite man spoke.

“I don’t even need the cab for myself,” he mentioned, explaining that it was for an older girl on 53rd Avenue.

“You, too?” I mentioned.

We really embraced, after which obtained into the cab collectively.

— Mark Bench


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