MPCA’s Columbus Day Parade route once again shortened

Sep 11, 2019 50

BY: Steven Goodstein

One of the borough’s biggest parades has been forced to shorten its route - again. The length of the upcoming 43rd annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade is being reduced for the second time in ten years. This year’s parade, hosted by the Morris Park Community Association and its parade committee, will take place on Sunday, October 13, beginning at noon and kicking off at Bronxdale and Morris Park avenues.

In 2010, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD shortened the routes of all NYC parades by 25 percent and restricted parades to a maximum of five hours, in order to save over three million dollars in the city’s budget. The Bronx Columbus Day Parade route originally ran from White Plains Road along Morris Park Avenue to Williamsbridge Road and then north to Lydig Avenue with the reviewing stand and bleachers set up between Neill and Lydig avenues. 

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SOURCE: https://www.bxtimes.com

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