Happy Columbus Day! Today, the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade will be taking place in NYC. Among the people marching in today's parade will be Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo, and mayoral candidates Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio.

You can stop by the parade and celebrate along with the many Italian Americans who will be celebrating their culture and heritage. The parade begins at 11:30am and will go up Fifth Avenue from 47th Street to 72nd Street. The parade's grand marshal will be Wall Street financier and philanthropist Joseph Perella.

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