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City To Change Route Of Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Transportation announced today that they are moving the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The parade's old route took it down Broadway from Central Park West.

But now the balloons and floats will turn east on Central Park South, then down Seventh Avenue to Times Square, where they will turn east again to Sixth Avenue.

The parade will end, as always, at Macy's flagship store in Herald Square.

This is the sixth time the route has been changed since 1924.

The city says the new route will provide more space for the parade, as well as more viewing space for spectators.

The move will also accommodate the mayor's plan to put pedestrian plazas in Midtown. The project is slated to begin in May and would shut down vehicle traffic on much of Broadway through Midtown.

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