NYC celebrates Yankees win with Friday parade

Yankees fans are taking to the streets in Manhattan tomorrow to celebrate the Yanks’ first World Series win since 2000’s “subway series” against the Mets.

Fans are expected to begin gathering early in preparation for the ticker tape parade, set to begin at 11am. The parade route will move through the “Canyon of Heroes,” beginning at the Battery (the southernmost tip of Manhattan), heading up Broadway and concluding at City Hall. About twenty buildings along the Yankee parade route have been supplied with shredded paper, as actual ticker tape was retired from use by the NYSE in the 60s. The city estimates a cost for the Yankees victory parade similar to that of the Giants’ Super Bowl parade in 2008, around $330K. All but $24K of the cost was covered by private donations.

After the parade, there will be a celebration at City Hall, and Mayor Bloomberg will present the Yankees with the key to the city. Although anyone can attend the parade, only a small number of tickets are available to the ceremony at City Hall. The victory lap is the 178th ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan, and the first since the Giants’ Super Bowl win in 2008.