Guide to the Giants' Super Bowl parade

Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the NFL's VInce Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the NFL's VInce Lombardi Trophy after the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Feb. 5, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

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*Parade route

New York Giants Super Bowl victory parade begins at 11 a.m. at Battery Place and Washington Street in lower Manhattan and continues northbound on Broadway. Ceremony at City Hall Plaza begins at 1 p.m.

 

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Best subway stops

1 to South Ferry

2 or 3 to Wall Street or Fulton Street

4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall

J to Chambers Street

R to Rector Street

 

* Stops to avoid

Beginning at 10 a.m. trains will not stop at the following stations:

4 and 5 at Wall Street

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R at City Hall

A or C at Chambers Street

E at the World Trade Center

4, 5, A or C at Fulton Street

 

* Extra rides

Long Island Rail Road, PATH and Metro-North Railroad are all adding extra trains to carry fans to the parade. Contact the agency for more information on times.

 

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Gridlock

City officials recommend not driving to lower Manhattan for the festivities.

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:

All streets between Broadway and Church Streets from Canal to Pearl Street

Lafayette and Centre Street from Canal to Chambers

Park Row between Chambers Street and Broadway

Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row

Battery Place between Broadway and West Thames Street

Worth Street between Church and Baxter streets

No Brooklyn Bridge access to and from Park Row

Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel's Trinity Place exit in Manhattan will be closed

 

* Security

Thousands of extra uniformed and plainclothes police will be on duty.

Police will patrol subways with dogs capable of detecting explosives.

Snipers armed with high-powered weapons will be on some rooftops.

Some manhole covers will be sealed.

Garbage cans and mailboxes will be removed from some street corners.

 

* Best viewing spot

A second--floor office in one of the office buildings along Broadway. Otherwise, get to the parade route early and claim a spot.

 

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The crowd

The NYPD declines to give crowd estimates, but Big Blue's 2008 Super Bowl victory parade attracted more than 1 million fans.

 

* Confetti

Shredded waste paper was provided by Atlas Materials of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

 

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If you can't make it downtown

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Watch it live on newsday.com/parade

 

* TV/radio coverage

TV: WABC/7, WCBS/2, WNBC/4, WPIX/11, WNYW/5, WWOR/9, WXTV/41, WNJU/47, News12 Long Island, SNY and MSG. Coverage starts on most channels at 11 a.m. (SNY begins at 10:45 a.m.).

Radio: WFAN/660, WCBS/880, WINS/1010 and WEPN/1050.

 

* Weather

Big Blue skies and sunny. High near 50. Light winds.

 

*In New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie will host a 3 p.m. rally for the team at MetLife Stadium.

Sources: MTA, NYPD, National Weather Service, AP
 

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