Parade goers should expect frigid temps, tight security

<p>Anyone traveling to the city for the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday should dress warmly, pack light and leave early.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2018, 12:38 PM

Updated 2,010 days ago

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Anyone traveling to the city for the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday should dress warmly, pack light and leave early.
There will be tight security at the parade, meaning the bags of all 3.2 million spectators will be searched.
Heavy weapons teams will be out as well as radiation detection along the parade route.
Thursday will be sunny, but windy and frigid with temperatures only hitting the mid-20s. The frosty temps will feel even colder with gusty winds, and those winds could impact the parade balloons.
The parade will start at 9 a.m. at West 77th Street and Central Park West before ending in front of Macy's Herald Square.
Among the performers this year are Diana Ross, John Legend, Ashley Tisdale and the Muppets.
THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
Manhattan: At the discretion of NYPD
Formation:
• Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street
• Central Park West between 81st Street and 86th Street
• 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
• 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
• 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
• 73rd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
• 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
• 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
• 62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
Route:
• Central Park West between 81st Street and East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street
• Columbus Circle between 59th Street and Broadway
• Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street
• 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
• 6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street
• 34th Street between 6th Avenue 7th Avenue
Dispersal:
• 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
• 34th Street between 7h Avenue and 8th Avenue
• 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
• 35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
• 36th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
• 37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
• 38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
• 39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
• 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
• 7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street
• Broadway between 45th Street and 34th Street
Miscellaneous:
• 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
• 39th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
• 38th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
• 37th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
• 36th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
• 6th Avenue between 34th Street and 33rd Street
• 8th Avenue between 40th Street and 33rd Street 
The above streets will be closed for the Parade as permitted by NYPD.


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