Scenes From Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade

2012 Lunar New Year Parade, Chinatown. Photo by thelodownny.com.

According to the Better Chinatown Society, the event sponsor, yesterday’s Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown drew more than 400,000 spectators. We took in the sights and sounds along Mott Street, just barely surviving the press section mosh pit at the start of the route on Hester. Gearing up for a hotly contested mayoral campaign, this year’s parade created some interesting photo opportunities for local pols. Maybe we’ll get into that sometime in the future. For the moment, let’s relive the good times!

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Comptroller John Liu, Councilmember Margaret Chin. Photo by: thelodownny.com.

Photo by: thelodownny.com.

Photo by: thelodownny.com.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer addresses the big crowd in Chinatown, as the USO girls look on. Photo by: thelodownny.com.

Public Advocate Bill deBlasio, Senator Charles Schumer, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver offering a New Year

Photo by: thelodownny.com.

Photo by:thelodownny.com.

Photo by: thelodownny.com.

Photo by: thelodownny.com.

Photo by:thelodownny.com.

  • Tim Schreier

    Great work on capturing this wonderful event!

  • http://thelodownny.com Traven Rice

    Thanks Tim!

  • Julie Huang

    Thanks Ed- Love the pictures!