STATE – The Port Authority will run expanded PATH train service from Newark and Hoboken into New York tomorrow to accommodate passengers heading to and from the New York Yankees’ victory parade in lower Manhattan.
PATH trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule tomorrow, with extra trains added between the morning and afternoon peak hours to increase service frequency on the Newark to World Trade Center and Hoboken to World Trade Center lines.
Passenger information agents—wearing safety vests to increase their visibility—will be stationed throughout the day at Newark, Harrison, Journal Square, Hoboken and the World Trade Center stations to help assist customers.
The parade will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 a.m. and continue northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to Chambers Street. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the Yankees with keys to the city.
The sidewalks lining Friday’s ticker-tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes along Broadway from the Battery to City Hall are open to all members of the public, and the city will set up a large screen near City Hall Park for members of the public to watch the subsequent ceremony.
There is very limited space on City Hall plaza for the ceremony itself. The city will conduct a public giveaway for 500 tickets to the ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. through www.NYC.gov/parade. Entrants may only enter once and request two tickets, and will be asked to give their name, email address and phone number in order to enter.
Winners of the ticket giveaway will be notified about when and where to pick up tickets. They must present photo identification to pick up tickets and to enter City Hall Plaza. All guests will have to go through NYPD security points, and all bags will be examined. Access to City Hall Plaza for the ceremony will begin early, and attendees will likely not have an opportunity to attend preceding parade.
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