Wednesday, July 7, 2021:
By APB Staff Writer
Mayor de Blasio hosted New York City’s “Hometown Heroes” parade and ceremony, which departed from Manhattan’s Battery Park and headed up Broadway to pass by City Hall where the mayor, the First Lady and elected officials greeted each from the stage.
The parade honored all the essential workers who brought New York City through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and featured 14 different floats with more than 2500 participants, making it one of the largest ticker tape parades in the city’s history. Queens nurse Sandra Lindsay, the first person in the United States to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, served as the parade’s Grand Marshal.