The New York Giants will be honored soon with a new plaque in Lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes. The plaque, installed by the Alliance for Downtown New York, will join the 203 already embedded in the sidewalk along Broadway, from the Battery to City Hall. The plaques mark the ticker-tape parades that have traveled up (or, occassionally, down) the route.
The first ticker-tape parade was a spontaneous one marking the arrival of the Statue of Liberty in 1886. The last one, before tomorrow’s scheduled parade for the Giants, was for the World Series-winning Yankees in October 2000.