NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he plans to throw a ticker tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes to honor health care workers and first responders once the coronavirus pandemic is over.
“We will honor those who saved us. The first thing we will do before we think about anything else is we will take a time as only New York City can do to throw the biggest, best parade to honor these heroes,” de Blasio said Tuesday. “I think this will be the greatest of all the parades, because this one will speak to the rebirth of New York City.”
I can’t tell you when we’ll be able to host cultural events and parades again. But I can tell you WHO our first parade will be for:
When the time is right, New York City will honor our health care workers and first responders with a ticker tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 21, 2020
The parade will happen only when it is safe to hold large gatherings again.
The news comes after de Blasio canceled major events, including marathons, parades and concerts, for May and June.
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