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Monday, May 10, 2010

The Canyon of Heroes, Downtown

Canyon of Heroes, NYC
Photo by myself along the Canyon of Heroes, around Broadway and Rector Street.

The Canyon of Heroes is the parade route for large tickertape parades in the city, held for New York sports teams and notable figures. The area is named for the parades for New York heroes and the 'canyon' created by the tall buildings and narrow street. Confetti rains down from buildings along lower Broadway between Battery Park and City Hall.

Each parade since 1886, over 200 in all, is commemorated with a granite strip and stainless steel lettering embedded in the sidewalk.

Walking up Broadway, you can read through the history of New York. Click here to read more about the plaques along lower Broadway.

I took a close up photo of one of the granite markers, here.

Related posts: Remembering Memorial Day, Trinity Church at Dusk and The Flatiron Building, in Detail.


Olivier said...

une belle composition, cela me fait penser a une photo avec James Dean dans NYC

frankdejol said...

Nice shot and description.

Boom Nisanart said...

beautiful New York

Washington said...

Hi Kitty!
Wow! I loved the picture. This is the kind of view I am expecting to find in NYC!

Ken Mac said...

as it begins downtown near the financial district, they should rename it "canyon of con men"

Lily Hydrangea said...

I like the silhouette of the woman in black.

ρομπερτ said...

Picture postcard photography. Chapeau !

Please have a nice Tuesday.

daily athens

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
Thanks! Ha, I love James Dean. I can't imagine him here in New York though. He seems more rugged to me.

Thanks Frank!

Thanks Boom. I really enjoy this part of town, too. There is a very distinct vibe.

Hi Washington
I'm sure you'll get a kick out of walking around the Wall Street area. It's fun, though easy to get lost since it's not on the street grid.

Ha Ken
I hope those guys know our memories run deep. Can't con us so easily and get away with it!

Thanks Lily
Yes, I like that too. Perfectly unplanned but I'll take it!

Thanks ρομπερτ!

Bibi said...

I never knew that there was such a name for this route. This is soooo NYC. Love it.

Karima said...

Lovely photo! I can´t wait to get to New York!:)