A November 1999 trip
to New York by Simon Morley
Quote: The grand daddy of all parades is the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Once in your life you have to see it live. Follow my advice for an insider's view of the best free show in town
Leave downtown viewing for out-of-towners. Make your way to 72nd street and CPW well before 8:00 AM and you should be close to the front row for unobstructed viewing. (The parade kicks off promptly at 9:00 AM.) The dark, gothic building on the west side of the street is the Dakota Apartments. (Rosemary's Baby was filmed here and - sigh - John Lennon died here. Bogie's wife Lauren lives here too and you can usually see her on her balcony during the parade.) As added insurance, I suggest you bring a step stool or sturdy plastic milk crate to get above the great unwashed. Dress warmly (a hat and gloves are a must), bring finger foods, don't drink too much (rest rooms are really far - I know!), bring a camera and tissues to handle the sniffels. I stand on the east side (Park side)to keep sun at my back and out of my eyes.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 26, 2000
166 East 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028
Attraction | "Strawberry Fields"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 22, 2000
Strawberry Fields/Central Park
West Side Between 71st And 74th Streets
New York, New York
WNEW - 102.7 FM, which used to be a rock station in the dark ages, is now all talk, but may play it. 105.5 - a Morris county-based station continues the
tradition but may be out of reach if you are in the City. Several other NYC stations have picked up the practice as well,so scan the dial around noon on Turkey day to hear this 20 minute blast from the past. (My fingers still ache from trying to learn to play the song on the git-tar.
Have you ever heard of a dump closed on Thanksgiving?
And remember, if you want to end war and stuff you have to sing loud.
Denville, New Jersey