"New Yorkers won't live in fear and people should continue to go to work, live their lives and enjoy the greatest city in the world," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
<strong>How to Avoid the Parade</strong>
OK, so you're not one of those people who screams, "Everyone loves a parade!" Well, at least the spectators' viewing area only takes up 2.5 miles of the city.
For those wishing to maneuver easily around the city between just before Thanksgiving and Sunday, officials recommend taking mass transit whenever possible. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has made several changes to accommodate commuters, including suspending maintenance on bridges and tunnels. Subway trains and buses will operate normally except on Thanksgiving Day, when they will function on a Sunday schedule. There will be additional shuttle service at 42nd Street and increased morning service on the No. 1 train line for people trying to reach the parade.
Streets along the parade route and additional roads in those areas will be closed.