NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will celebrate the essential workers who got the city through the coronavirus pandemic with a July 7 ticker tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that it’s time to hold the parade he promised in April of last year. He said the parade will feature floats for health care workers, first responders, educators, municipal workers, transportation workers, grocery and bodega workers and delivery people. New York City has honored war heroes, victorious athletes, visiting dignitaries and others with so-called ticker tape parades for more than 130 years.
Photo: Registered nurse Anna Yadgaro, left, talks to Elva Rosario about the possible side effects before inoculating her with the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)