Like many New Yorkers, Nancy Zupo, 45, of Astoria, wouldn’t miss Friday’s ticker tape parade for anything. She’s taking her boys out of school. Her college-age nephews are coming in from out-of-town to celebrate.
“It should be a national holiday,” quipped Zupo who bobbed in and out of work Thursday to buy Yankees gear for her family.
“I’m going to get very sick by this afternoon,” said Zupo, preparing her excuse for missing work Friday. “But my boss doesn’t care, he’s just as much a Yankee fan as I am.”
John Vesecky, 46, has been to every parade, since 1977, six total. “It’s something that everybody should experience,” said the Astoria resident who will help introduce his best friend’s 4-year old to the historic Canyon of Heroes event.
Could this be the start of a new dynasty? “For sure,” said Vesecky, “They have the core, they just need to add a couple starting pitchers and a couple of arms in the bullpen.”