The mood is festive in Lower Manhattan as hundreds of fans on Nassau Street weave between vendors hawking Super Bowl shirts and try to find a spot to watch.
Sisters Stacey, 23, and Lauren, 18, Riley woke up at 6 a.m. to come.
The win "means a lot," Lauren said. "Our whole family is Giants fans."
Stacey said she was surprised to find the parade more packed than when she came in 2008 -- both sisters were sure they'd allowed enough time to get a good spot.
"I didn't think I'd have to get up at the crack of dawn," Stacey told Metro.
Friends Michael Kilpatrick, 45, and Rich Habedank, 37, were making their way up Nassau and hoping City Hall would have more room. Habedank, a season ticket holder, watched every home game.
"I was ready for it to be over around Thanksgiving," he said.
But now, to celebrate, he's taking the day off work. After? "I'm going to the bar."
Kilpatrick, who was heading to work after the parade, said, "We have to support the guys. They worked hard this year."