Well, that didn’t take long (though no one thought it would) and we’ve got our winner of a pair of VIP tickets to tomorrow’s parade. I’ll allow the winner to share his identity in the comments if he or she wants to do so (or not, if they don’t). Otherwise, let me just say thank you to everyone who jumped on and entered – according to new boss Sean Mayer in the office, the response was “crazy.” I expected nothing less from you guys.
Also, since I’ve had a few emails from people not from New York, I thought I’d post this link which explains what, exactly, the “Canyon of Heroes” is and where the name came from. You can also check out this page which lists all the ticker-tape parades in New York, starting with the first – an imprompteau gathering to recognize the Statue of Liberty going up. Not bad company for the Yankees, I’d say.
(Looking at that list, which one would have wanted to be at? If the Albert Einstein one seems intriguing to me, does that make me a nerd? Seeing JFK come through the streets would have been pretty spectacular too, I bet …)
UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: For those coming into the city via train tomorrow, it seems that New Haven Line trains will add cars to existing scheduled trains, while the Harlem Line will add a special train leaving Southeast at 8:30 a.m. and the Hudson Line will add a train leaving Poughkeepsie at 8:41 a.m. Check out the MTA website for more.