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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:15 PM

Thanksgiving parade brings cheer to storm-hit NYC

Source: AP-EXCITE

By TOM HAYS


NEW YORK (AP) - The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York on Thursday, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

The young, and the young at heart, were delighted by the sight and sound of marching bands, performers and, of course, the giant balloons. The sunny weather quickly surpassed 50 degrees. Some parade-goers had camped out to get a good spot, staying snug in sleeping bags. Others came well-prepared with folding chairs.

Alan Batt and his 11-year-old twins, Kyto and Elina, took in the parade at the end of the route, well away from the crowd and seemingly too far away for a good view. But they had an advantage: Two tall stepladders they hauled over from their apartment eight blocks away - one for each twin.

"We're New Yorkers," the 65-year-old Batt said. "We know what we're doing."

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The Kermit The Frog balloon makes its way down New York's Central Park West in celebration of the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,Thursday, Nov 22, 2012. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:04 PM

1. I am glad the kids loved it. I have never been to the parade even though I have lived here

my whole life.

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