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Street closures during St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Candace MCCowan reporting

New York City's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in Manhattan.

The parade begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street. It ends on 5th Avenue uptown at 79th Street.

The honorary grand marshal is Michael Dowling, CEO of Northwell Health.

Mayor de Blasio will march, as he did last year, after gay and lesbian groups were allowed to participate. The mayor boycotted when he first took office.

Some 2 million people lined the streets or participated in last year's parade.

The New York City Police Department the following street closures and anticipated traffic delay:

Formation:
- Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
- 43rd Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 44th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 47th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 44th Street

Route:
5th Avenue between 79th Street and 44th Street

Dispersal:
- 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 79th Street
- 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 79th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
- 80th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
- 81st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
- 82nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
- 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
- 84th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 85th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
- Madison Avenue between East 78th Street and East 86th Street

Miscellaneous closures:
- 62nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 63rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
- 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
- Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street

Here are some photos from previous parades:

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