Take a look at the legendary NYC street where the US Women's World Cup team will celebrate its latest win in a ticker-tape victory parade
- On Sunday, the US Women's National Soccer Team became world champions once again after beating the Netherlands 2-0.
- The team will be riding down New York City's Broadway on July 10 in their second ticker-tape parade.
- I walked up and down Broadway to see how the city was preparing for the massive crowds.
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New York is once again celebrating the victorious US Women's National Soccer Team with a time-honored Big Apple tradition: the ticker-tape parade.
This year's parade will take place on July 10, exactly four years after the last one. That 2015 parade was held after their last FIFA Women's World Cup win. This year, the team defeated the Netherlands 2-0, marking their fourth World Cup victory.The team will make its way down the "Canyon of Heroes," a half-mile stretch up Broadway in downtown New York. The exact origin of the term is unknown, but according to the Downtown Alliance, an organization that coordinates the parades, the name became popular as "skyscrapers replaced low buildings and turned the narrow downtown streets into stone canyons."
Ticker-tape parades are so called because of the one-inch-wide strips of paper (ticker-tape, used to record stock quotes via telegraph) thrown out of financial office building windows. Although there won't be any actual ticker-tape raining down, there will be "shredded recycled paper" courtesy of Kansas Paper Recycling, according to the Wall Street Journal.
I took a stroll down Broadway in Manhattan, where the parade will be held, to get a sense of how New York is preparing for the massive crowds.
Here's what the street (which is called "The Canyon of Heroes" along the portion of the ticker-tape parade route) looked like the day before the celebrations.