Carli Lloyd and Julie Johnston will soon become the latest sports stars to take a victory stroll through Manhattan, as the United States women’s national team will become the first women’s team to receive a significant New York City honor.
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio has granted Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer’s plea to honor the USWNT with a parade down the Canyon of Heroes.
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The last female to receive a ticker tape parade down that route was 1960 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Carol Heiss Jenkins.
There have been 205 ticker-tape parades since the first one which marked the Statue of Liberty’s 1886 dedication. There have only been 4 since 2000 – two for the Yankees and two for the Giants. The most recent parade was held in February 2012 to honor the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants.
Ticker-tape parades run up the “Canyon of Heroes” in Lower Manhattan. The route begins at Bowling Green and goes up Broadway to City Hall Park.
Black granite strips are embedded in the sidewalks along the “Canyon of Heroes” with the names of past honorees.
Solid tribute to the World Cup champs.