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There will be many streets closed beginning Wednesday afternoon.

The 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on Thursday and will shut down several New York City streets and draw thousands of onlookers.

Parade organizers suggest spectators arrive around 6 a.m., and recommend anywhere along Central Park West for the best view.

Here are some Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tips:

Central Park South at Sixth Avenue:As the parade makes its way from Columbus Circle you can catch a great view from this area as it turns down 6th Avenue.

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If you can't make it to Central Park West, the next best spot would be anywhere along 6th Avenue from 59th Street to 38th Street.

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Street Closures

You may want to avoid the Upper Westside in and around Central Park West and Columbus Avenue beginning at 9:30 a.m. for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation.

Wednesday

Starting at 1 p.m. West 79th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue will be closed.

At 3 p.m. the following areas will be closed:

  • West 76th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
  • West 77th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
  • West 78th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
  • West 80th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
  • West 81st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues

Note: Avoid this area. Due to trucks and other large vehicles moving in and out of the area to move parade floats and other supplies, there will be several delays and additional closures in the area.

On Thursday, the following areas will be closed starting at 8 a.m.

Parade Formation

  • Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street
  • Central Park West between West 77th and 86th streets
  • 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • West 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

Parade route

  • Central Park West between 81st Street and East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street
  • Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street
  • 58th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street

Parade dispersal

  • 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 7h Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 36th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 39th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street
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