A rally was held in Los Angeles for the team on Tuesday, and hours later the parade was announced by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. The parade will run along the Canyon of Heroes, beginning at Bowling Green and running up Broadway to City Hall Park..
But the notion got an additional boost from other officials throughout the day Monday, including from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray celebrated the team’s historic third World Cup championship on Twitter. “Our newest soccer champions represent an opportunity for New York to recognize that heroes and role models come in all genders”.
Here’s the backstory: In the fall of 1886, an impromptu celebration broke out on the streets of the city as part of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, according to the Mayor’s Office.
For years the city has generally shunned the expense and traffic-clogging of ticker-tape parades unless a local professional team hoisted a trophy….
A 1991 ticker-tape parade welcomes home thousands of Gulf War veterans.
There’s no more fitting way to celebrate America’s star-spangled triumph in the Women’s World Cup than a ticker-tape parade up New York’s Canyon of Heroes. There they will be greeted with a ticker tape parade, the first female athletes to receive the honor in New York since Carol Heiss Jenkins won ice skating gold at the 1960 Olympics.
New Yorkers who spoke with NY1 say they think a parade would be a good idea.