List of ticker-tape parades in New York City

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Since 1886, those who have made significant achievements, heads of state, returning veterans and sport champions from the New York area or national teams have been honored with ticker-tape parades. Parades are traditionally held along a section of Broadway, known as the "Canyon of Heroes", from the Battery to City Hall. Each of these 206 parades has been commemorated by the Alliance for Downtown New York City with a granite strip, installed in 2004.[1]




Returning Home, New York Times, 1919




Dwight Eisenhower waves to crowd in 1945



Ticker tape parade for the Apollo 11 astronauts




Desert Storm march in the Welcome Home parade


Crowds overrun Bowling Green Station to witness the ticker-tape parade for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, February 2008


USWNT at a parade in their honor after the 2019 Championship


Individuals honored with multiple parades[edit]

Richard E. Byrd (3), George Fried (2), Bobby Jones (2), Amelia Earhart (2), Wiley Post (2), Dwight D. Eisenhower (2), Hugo Eckener (2), Charles de Gaulle (2), Haile Selassie (2), John Glenn (2), Alcide De Gasperi (2).

Sports teams honored[edit]

New York Yankees (9), United States Olympics team (5, plus 2 individual parades for Jesse Owens and Carol Heiss), New York Mets (3), New York Giants (football) (2), United States women's national soccer team (2), New York Giants (baseball) (1), New York Rangers (1).

Potential revisions[edit]

In 2017, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter that he intends to have Marshall Pétain's plaque removed from the Canyon of Heroes.[8][9] This happened after a national debate over the propriety of Confederate monuments spilled over into a reassessment of monuments in general. Pétain was honored in 1931 for his service in World War I. After France's defeat by Germany, he advocated surrender rather than resistance; Pétain headed the Nazi collaborationist government of Vichy France from 1940–1944. France itself has largely removed all commemoration for Pétain; the last street named after him was renamed in 2010.[10]


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  6. ^ West, Melanie Grayce; King, Kate. "NYC Ticker-Tape Parade Honors U.S. Women's Soccer Team". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
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  8. ^ Neuman, William (August 30, 2017). "Ordering Review of Statues Puts de Blasio in Tricky Spot". The New York Times.
  9. ^ @NYCMayor (August 16, 2017). "The commemoration for Nazi collaborator Philippe Pétain in the Canyon of Heroes will be one of the first we remove" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "The Name of Pétain, Hero and Villain, Is Cleansed From the Streets of France". The Forward.
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