Parading in Chinatown for the Year of the Snake [PHOTOS]
For the fourteenth year running, Chinatown bustled with song and dance yesterday to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year of the Snake. The procession of floats, marching bands, local politicians, and traditional dragons snaked its way through the narrow, tourist-populated neighborhood streets. The windy weather was perfect for the plethora of flags and falling confetti, but not so much for the spectators.
This year’s treat was seeing the fire jugglers with a granny cart of gasoline in tow. And watching cops somehow control the parade through numerous traffic choke points, like at Grand and Forsyth.