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In between all the commercials and snacking there was a pretty good football game last night, and when the final whistle was blown it was the New York Giants on top. They’re the Super Bowl champs—for the second time in four years—and now New York is ready to welcome their team home for a little bit of a party and parade. Mayor Bloomberg is putting the final touches on this and that, but we do know that the celebration is taking place on Tuesday.Late last night New York City officials released the plans for the ticker tape parade, so if you’re going to call out sick tomorrow, start planting some subtle cues this afternoon at the office. All the fun will take place in Lower Manhattan, as the parade is scheduled to do its thing beginning at Battery Place and Washington Street around 11am. After that Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, and Jason Pierre-Paul will continue north up through the Canyon of Heroes towards Worth Street as they greet throngs of well wishers.
After the final pieces of confetti fall from the sky, the party will continue with a little bit of a get together at City Hall too, and the plan is for the team to score the key to the city. The party and parade are open to the public, but we’d probably recommend lining up along Broadway bright and early. If you want a better look at the celebration, New York City is giving away about 250 pairs of tickets, and you can access the entry form from the official City Hall website. You need to be over 18 and reside in the greater tri-state area, and if you’re picked you’ll need to bring a photo ID to collect the tickets late tonight. Just be sure to enter this morning between 9am and 11am.
So best wishes to the Giants on their win in this year’s big game, and maybe if we’re lucky we can even provide our praise in person—we already feel our throat getting a little scratchy.
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