There Will Be 25% Less Gay Pride in NYC This Summer

Because setting up street barricades and monitoring the public is a costly endeavor, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg figured one way to keep the budget in line would be shave off twenty-five percent of parades’ standard lengths (including Thanksgiving, Puerto Rican, and yes, LGBT) and limit them to five hours. Which means Heritage of Pride’s NYC affair will probably start farther south on Fifth Avenue, because there’s no way they’re not going to end the thing in the West Village. Um, right?

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  • Qjersey

    I dunno if it adds up to 25%, but the Pride March should kick off at 42nd St or even 34th st. The crowds watching the parade really don’t start to get thick until below 23rd st.

  • Fitz

    You know.. if that happens in SF, I wont fall apart. In some ways, it was a better event before all the hugeness and corporate energy came in.

  • Joe K

    The parade is looooooong. I thought for years it was a tad too long (sarcasim) and that any group who wanted to march could march. I wouldnt be upset if it was 25% shorter. At times it seems like it is never ending. If the may the distance from start to finish shorter, it is possible that it would tighten up the long gaps in the parade

  • D.B.

    The NYC parade is way too long — I’m all for a leaner, meaner parade this year!

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