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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


Kermit the Frog

Silver Bunny

Crowd Reaction:

… To Scooby Doo

… To Nikki Blonsky and lindy-hoppers


Zukerman Rap