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Old 07-09-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Yup agreed with the too many damn parades. If you love your country so much then go back to it.

And I didn't know Asians had a heritage parade like the Puerto Ricans? I know the Chinese do small stuff around Chinatown but thats all I know of. I could be wrong. Also I know they have Japan Day in Central Park but seems they're actually trying to educate and show their heritage with food and activities.
what really ignorant post , and its typical to
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Just take a look at these videos. The West Indie parade is nothing but a bunch of people grinding all up on each other half naked in the middle of the street wearing flashy costumes. Now, I'm ALL for that but why can they do it some where else? If I want to see that I can go to a festival, club or wild party instead of blocking traffic for hours just so these people can come damn near having an orgy in public. I can grind, get with a lady, and get wild but there's a time and place for everything.


YouTube - West Indian Labor Day Parade 2009

YouTube - West Indian Day Parade 2009

Then there's the Puerto Rican parade:

YouTube - Puerto Rican Day Parade 2010 part 2 (HD)

YouTube - 2010 J.Lo, Diddy, Cassie, & Rick Ross Parade for Puerto Rico

Pakistani Parade:

YouTube - Reckless Pakistanis after the Parade 2008

Just a few examples
so how do you expect a parade to be? caus ei attend the west indian day parade every year and see nothing wrong with it excpet the few knuckleheads who fight and stuff
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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Yup agreed with the too many damn parades. If you love your country so much then go back to it.

And I didn't know Asians had a heritage parade like the Puerto Ricans? I know the Chinese do small stuff around Chinatown but thats all I know of. I could be wrong. Also I know they have Japan Day in Central Park but seems they're actually trying to educate and show their heritage with food and activities.
I LOVE PARADES............it is a way of showing the diversity of this wonderful, unique, city. It is also a way of giving the people a sense of belonging............and letting them know HOW FORTUNATE they are for the freedoms they are allowed....................
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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I LOVE PARADES............it is a way of showing the diversity of this wonderful, unique, city. It is also a way of giving the people a sense of belonging............and letting them know HOW FORTUNATE they are for the freedoms they are allowed....................
agreed.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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It seems that people who live directly in those areas are the ones complaining. How about you guys move outta borough so you wont be directly in the path of the parade. I probably went to manhattan on foot 1 time in 2 years. I hate going to the city. I know especially during the summer there are a lot of parades and i can see the frustration, but come on..this is NEW YORK CITY. I mean we have a parade if the yankees win a championship.....for what?

why do we need a macy's parade?

holloween parade?

marathon through the city?

New Years Eve celebration?

we can sit here and complain but there are a lot of things that will detour/block traffic in the city. not just parade. And because of that I dont care. Im a bus operator and i can tell you i get stuck in them regular.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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Lets not forget a ticker tape parade when our sports team win!
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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It seems that people who live directly in those areas are the ones complaining. How about you guys move outta borough so you wont be directly in the path of the parade. I probably went to manhattan on foot 1 time in 2 years. I hate going to the city. I know especially during the summer there are a lot of parades and i can see the frustration, but come on..this is NEW YORK CITY. I mean we have a parade if the yankees win a championship.....for what?

why do we need a macy's parade?

holloween parade?

marathon through the city?

New Years Eve celebration?

we can sit here and complain but there are a lot of things that will detour/block traffic in the city. not just parade. And because of that I dont care. Im a bus operator and i can tell you i get stuck in them regular.
Parades=people=money. It brings lots of money for the restaurants, hotels, stores, etc. Plus, the most important thing............it brings people together............
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Those who complain about "too many damned parades," display complete ignorance about the nature of living in a large American city. Living in a place as mixed and cosmopolitan as NYC necessarily means having to put up with people and things you don't like now and then.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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I know West Indians and those women are respectable, decent ladies. I have never seen the parade but that Utube makes it look like they are all whores. I thought these were supposed to be ethnic PRIDE parades. Are they so poor that the only thing they can have pride in is the ability to copulate?

The Puerto Ricans and Pakistanis just look like a bunch of kids blowing off steam and harmless and probably lots of fun if you are that age and in the parade. Perhaps in their cultures moms and dads teach the kids a bit more self respect.

Please, West Indians, you are worth more than that truely ugly display on the streets of New York. Why bring disgrace upon your own people?
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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I know West Indians and those women are respectable, decent ladies. I have never seen the parade but that Utube makes it look like they are all whores. I thought these were supposed to be ethnic PRIDE parades. Are they so poor that the only thing they can have pride in is the ability to copulate?

The Puerto Ricans and Pakistanis just look like a bunch of kids blowing off steam and harmless and probably lots of fun if you are that age and in the parade. Perhaps in their cultures moms and dads teach the kids a bit more self respect.

Please, West Indians, you are worth more than that truely ugly display on the streets of New York. Why bring disgrace upon your own people?
i will speak only on the west indian parade because its the parade ive been to the most (3-4 times). i have been to the yankees parade in '98, the giants in '08, and the halloween parade (can't remember which year).


the reson why the west indian day parade has turned into a mardi gras of sorts is due to the fact that it has turned into a representation of all the various carnivals that the different west indian nations have. when the parade was 1st organized, it wasnt even really a parade. It was just a bunch of west indians meeting up in lincoln terrace park during the late 60s - early 70s i believe in order to network among themselves, more like a gathering. over time the parade evolved into what you see it as today.

for many who are not west indian, at 1st glance the parade may appear as if nothing less than debauchery. but it is actually a representation of mental and physical freedom. at carnival in trinidad, women who will not give you the time of day will drink and dance with you at carnival like you were best friends. so the costumes, dancing and food is all about coming together and preserving the culture and attitudes, while in america. there is no secret that everybody comes to america for better economic opportunity, but i see no problem in retaining one's heritage.

of course there are exceptions to the rule, and people take it overboard with vulgar displays sometimes, but what event is perfect? i dont go anymore personally because sometimes it gets violent, and i dont like being in large crowds and not feeling safe. the police are a huge presence on eastern parkway, but they can only do so much.

if you think the west indian parade gets wild, you should check out some footage of carnaval in rio. they're actually nude in the streets (covered in body paint), just not in some skimpy costumes.
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