Friday, November 21, 2014
On Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 9 a.m. the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin.
The parade travels down Central Park West from 77th Street to Columbus Circle along Central Park South to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 34th Street and along 34th Street to Macy's Herald Square (34th Street).
Public Viewing Areas:
•Central Park West: West side of street from 70th Street to Columbus Circle & east side of street from 70th to 65th
•Columbus Circle: West side of street
•6th Avenue: between 58th & 34th Streets
•34th Street: south side of street between Broadway & 7th Avenue
Be aware: there is no public or press access in the telecast area on 6th Avenue between 34th and 38th Streets and on 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue. The south side of 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue will has limited public viewing.
ALSO: GRANDSTAND SEATS are NOT available to the general public. These are reserved for VIPS, Special Guests of Macy's, and purchasers of seats via Charity Organizations. Some hotels occasionally have pagage-room deals involving Grandstand seats, but again, these seats are not available to the general public.
Monday, November 10, 2014
The 2014 Veterans Day Parade will take place on November 11, 2014
The Veterans Day Parade has been organized in New York since 1929. Over 25,000 people participate in the parade each year, making it the largest in the nation. The Veterans Day commemoration begins with a wreath laying ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Eternal Flame in Madison Square Park with the parade beginning at 11:15 a.m.
The event begins at 11:15 a.m., departing from 26th St. up Fifth Ave. and finishing at 52nd St. The review stand will be erected outside the New York Public Library’s main branch.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
The idea for the modern marathon was inspired by the legend of an ancient Greek messenger who raced from the site of Marathon to Athens, a distance of about 40 kilometers, or nearly 25 miles, with the news of an important Greek victory over an invading army of Persians in 490 B.C. After making his announcement, the exhausted messenger collapsed and died.
So Why is a marathon 26.2 miles, blame on the Royals
The 1908 Games in London the course was extended, allegedly to accommodate the British royal family. As the story goes, Queen Alexandra requested that the race start on the lawn of Windsor Castle (so the littlest royals could watch from the window of their nursery, according to some accounts) and finish in front of the royal box at the Olympic stadium—a distance that happened to be 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards). The random boost in mileage ending up sticking, and in 1921 the length for a marathon was formally standardized at 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers).http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-is-a-marathon-26-2-miles