New York City has announced another route change for the metropolis’ annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Due to planned work on a pedestrian plaza in Times Square, the parade will move one street over, from 7th Avenue to 6th Avenue, in 2012 and 2013.
City officials said the parade route will be re-evaluated following completion of the project. The planned move has angered business and hotel owners on 7th Avenue who said they first learned of the change through news reports.
Macy’s annual celebration, by far the nation’s largest Thanksgiving parade, is no stranger to controversial route changes. In 2009, the parade re-located to 7th Avenue after vehicles were banned on stretches of Broadway.