The Yankees, baseball’s winningest team, have reclaimed their rightful place in the universe by defeating the Phillies for their 27th World Series title—and their first championship in their brand-new stadium. As we all know, no New York City championship is complete without a parade through the Canyon of Heroes.
The Yankees’ parade begins at 11am on Friday, November 6. The kings of the baseball world will start their triumphant procession at Battery Place and continue up Broadway to Chambers Street. The fanfare will culminate in a ceremony outside City Hall at 1pm, where Mayor Mike Bloomberg will present the team with keys to the City.
The parade itself is free and open to everyone—but if you’d like to be present for tomorrow’s City Hall ceremony, act fast. Today (Thursday) at 2pm, the Office of the Mayor will hold a public ticket lottery through nyc.gov/parade and twitter.com/nycmayorsoffice, and by phone at 311 (select the "parade giveaway" menu option). The giveaway—500 tickets are available—will last for just two hours, from 2 to 4pm. Fans may enter only once, and each winner will receive two tickets.
To get to the parade route, take the 1 or the R or W to Rector St.; the J, M or Z to Broad St. or Fulton St.; the 2 or 3 to Wall St., Fulton St., Park Pl. or Chambers St.; the A or C to Broadway/Nassau St. or Chambers St.; the E to World Trade Center; or the 1 to Chambers St. You can also take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, Wall St. or Fulton St., but history suggests that those two lines will be uncomfortably packed. Please know that bus routes are likely to have service changes during the parade.
This parade, like most NYC ticker-tape fetes, is expected to generate over 30 tons of paper. If you’d like to hurl some of it, and if you live or work in Lower Manhattan, you can request ticker tape by calling 311 or the Downtown Alliance at 212-566-6700.