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New Yorkers came out in droves on Thursday night, October 31, 2013, for the annual Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village, where thousands of revelers marched up Sixth Avenue wearing extravagant costumes.
The theme for this year’s festivities was “Revival,” as organizers were forced to shut down the parade last year for the first time in its history due to Superstorm Sandy.
Afterwards, parade organizers announced they had raised more than $50,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for the financial losses that came from last year’s abrupt cancellation.
Parade Grand Marshal Kelly Rippa, dressed as an astronaut.
The NYPD was out in force with an usually amount of high level white short commanders. In one spotted scene, a commander had to remind a the NYPD-Legal Team operative to keep his distance and not bother the fun going parade attendees, something the NYPD brass has to remind the roving police lawyers what their roles are while at public events.
In recent years, because of concerns with their behavior at parades and festivals, two members of Congress, Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., and Rush Holt, D-N.J., asked the Justice Department to investigate this amongst other tactics which the Associated Press reported on in October of 2011.