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A fan captures some terrific Super 8 footage of the scene in New York City following the 1996 World Series ticker-tape parade:

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The Downtown Alliance started placing black granite markers on Broadway back in 2003, commemorating all of the ticker-tape parades that have gone down the Canyon of Heroes dating back to 1886. Bella Foxx has provided us with some photos of the markers dedicated to the Yankees, dating back to 1996. I’ve never personally noticed or heard about these markers before the 2009 marker was put down just a few weeks ago. I’ll have to check it out one day.

and there’s rome for more…how about #28?

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Canyon of Heroes

It’s that time again. The newly crowned World Champion New York Yankees will be doused in confetti and the roar of millions of Yankees fans as they stroll down broadway tomorrow morning.

It will be a celebration like no other, as a crowd in the multiple millions are expected to line the streets tomorrow to celebrate the Yankees 27th World Series title.

This will be the 178th ticker-tape parade on Broadway and the first since February 2008, when the New York Giants won the Super Bowl. The last Yankees parade was after the Bombers won the 2000 Subway Series against the Mets.

The parade will begin at 11AM at Broadway at Battery Place and go up the street to City Hall, at Chambers St.

The Yankees will than host a ceremony at 1PM at City Hall, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the Yankees with Keys to the City. A limited number of tickets were already given out to the public for the special ceremony. The city will also set up a large screen near City Hall Park, so the fans can watch the ceremony.

About 20 office buildings will receive stacks of shredded recyclable paper to throw out the windows. About 36 tons of paper were used for the Giants’ parade a couple of years back, and a similar amount is expected this time. The cost will be the same amount as the Superbowl parade, which came to $331,000.

“Derek told me to be ready for the most incredible parade you’ve ever seen in your life,” Mark Teixeira said. “To celebrate with the fans of New York, this is unbelievable. What a great city.”

“Congratulations to the Yankees for bringing the world championship back home to New York City, where it belongs,” Bloomberg said. “The Yankees have thrilled the city all year long with their come-from-behind victories and never-say-die attitude, and they did it again in the World Series.

The weather is expected to cooperate tomorrow, so it should be a great day for New York. I know I’m ready, and I’m sure all of the New Yorkers are pumped and primed for this parade as well.

The Yankees’ ticker-tape parade route extends up the Canyon of Heroes to City Hall:

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