There’s no better place to be on Thanksgiving than New York City, and this year – despite Hurricane Sandy – was no different. Huge helium balloons were flying in the sky in New York’s Central Park even the day prior to the special day with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. It marked the most expansive public event in a city still trying to bounce back from such a devastation.
The parade’s executive producer, Amy Kule commented, “as it has during turbulent times in our history, we hope the Macy’s Parade serves as a beacon of hope for all who tune in and gather with friends and family to give thanks this season, as they continue to heal from the devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.” Well, it certainly did that and was a real boost for both locals and tourists alike this year. For those in the nearby vicinity, perhaps staying at Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Chandler or the Waldorf Towers, this was certainly a Thanksgiving Day to remember and to be thankful for all the city has been able to do in spite of its huge disaster.