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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

The 81st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

DECEMBER 8, 2007 --

This year's warm, sunny weather made up for last year's rain, and hundreds of thousands of people lined the sidewalks of New York, from 77th Street and Central Park West to Herald Square to watch the parade, including bands and balloons and floats pass by.  

Here are glimpses of the enthusiastic crowds, and some of the balloons that are the distinctive feature of the parade.

Next LPR -- the bands -- and Mr. and Mrs. S. Claus.


The Crowds:

Part of the throng visiting the newly-inflated balloons, Thanksgiving eve.


Central Park West stands


Central Park West car-sitters


Central Park West standees


Broadway -- theater district


Broadway -- kept away from parking munimeter


Broadway -- Maine spectators


The Skyboxes:

Central Park West skyboxes


Central Park West skybox close-up


Central Park West packed skybox  [balcony]


Central Park West enclosed skyboxes


Central Park West individual skyboxes

Pre-parade clown cluster with NYPD inspector.


The Balloons:

Just-inflated Mr. Potato Head resting the night before the parade.


Abby Cadabby


JoJo the Clown


Snoopy


Kermit the Frog


Silver Bunny


Crowd Reaction:


… To Scooby Doo



… To Nikki Blonsky and lindy-hoppers


 

Zukerman Rap