N.Y.C. to Boost Security Ahead of 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A giant Snoopy balloon is marched through Columbus Circle during the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

November 21, 2017
OAN Newsroom

New York City officials say they’re stepping-up security ahead of this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

At a news conference Monday, Mayor Bill De Blasio confirmed there will be a strong police presence at the event.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to head to Central Park to watch the annual parade.

Authorities said the event will end two hours earlier than last year, and those attending will be subjected to a security screening.

De Blasio went on to reassure New Yorkers there are no known credible threats to the city or the parade.

  • JohnGalt11

    Well, DUH! This would be news in today’s world only if they DIDN”T enhance security.

  • intimeforthedime

    I can watch it on TV in Full HD, and not miss 1 float.
    Or I can go to the event and help create a target rich area. Mooooooooo.

  • Donald York

    Only that Mayor DeBlasio is NYC’S only credible threat.

  • Paul

    But you said that everyone is welcome. Come on in, we know you won’t hurt us. We are a sanctuary city because everyone is welcome and nice to each other. Arggggggh, there are those who truly believe but I digress.

  • dscon

    Hope the CIA (lol) has our back on this Holiday?

    • dscon

      Hope the NSA……etc

    • JohnGalt11

      The CIA cannot operate within the borders of the US. And NYC is still within those ‘confines’ – barely, and definitely ‘confined’, but within the borders.
      Perhaps you really meant the FBI, NSA, NYCPD and legally armed citizens everywhere…wait…it’s NYC – it’s a ‘soft target’ throughout. If anything happens, thank a lib…and especially DeBlasio.

  • landy fincannon

    NYC has the world’s eighth largest standing army, the NYPD.
    There will be snipers on roof tops, undercover agents in the crowds, and federal agents everywhere.

    The quagmire that is Afghanistan has turned into a bottomless money pit.

    • Paul

      And orders to do what? Yeah right, the police hands are probably tied. I wouldn’t put it pass that mayor and governer. Yes I meant the “m” and the “g” to be lower case.

  • Aldo

    DON’T worry deblasssion is a muzzy sympathizer so NOTHING will go wrong !!!!

  • Henry McKay

    This was never a problem until the (((globalist))) elites started really pushing multiculturalism and encouraging the 3rd world to invade our countries. Now we live in diverse neighborhoods where crime is higher and community involvement is lower. Stop welfare and stop the subsidization of the third world and the lazy.

    • Scott Snerd

      and THIS is the issue. we have been invaded and are at war already…..just too many assholes with their heads up their asses cant see it.

      • Deployable

        …end the dole to encourage assimilation.