A Giant Parade

5:00 PM -- Just to give you an idea of how many people crammed into lower Manhattan yesterday to honor the Super Bowl champions the New York Giants, take a look at this photo of the view from our New York offices.

This picture was taken at around 11:45 a.m. - in other words, right in the middle of the time allotted for the parade. The street jammed with people is Church Street which is a block west of Broadway -- the street the parade actually took place on. On top of that, the portion of Church Street seen in this picture is north of City Hall -- the northern terminus of the parade.

If there were this many people jammed in the streets in a location that wasn't even that close to what they'd come to see, one can only imagine the mob scene along the actual parade route. If I were a Giants fan, I'd have sneaked out of work to find out myself. But since I'm a Jets fan, I'll never know firsthand what a Super Bowl parade in New York City looks like up close.

— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading

metroman 12/5/2012 | 3:48:24 PM
re: A Giant Parade I openned this expecting to see a parade of Giants so was a little deflated.

I have a few comments though:

1. Lightreading offices seem to be in a very fancy location pretty high up. Marketing dollars well spent.

2. You are a group of journalists and you have not verified the "Mariah Carey" apartment story, slack!

3. You get somone in to clean your Fishtank? Wow, you guys are living it up!

Raymond McConville 12/5/2012 | 3:48:24 PM
re: A Giant Parade 1. We moved into our lower Manhattan office about two years ago when the commercial real estate market downtown was still recovering from 9/11, so it's not nearly as expensive as a similar type office in midtown would be.

2. How dare you! Emilio is an extremely reliable and credible industry source!

3. He cleans it once every other week. Our accountants feed them, so it's a miracle they're even still alive
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:48:21 PM
re: A Giant Parade How did all those people end up on Church Street? Was it just overflow from everyone who came downtown for the parade and couldn't fit on Broadway? (and if so, was that crowd all bustling past each other to try to get over to Broadway?) Wild.

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