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Midtown | Puerto Rican Day Parade

Loud and proud.

Most New Yorkers hate this parade as it is one of the loudest things to ever occur in the history of mankind. And it is a long all day affair, bifurcating the city from Bryant Park to the mid-70s.

I love it. As long as you don’t get trapped behind the parade route and are mindful of the peak hours for revelers on the subway, you’ll be fine. Last year, a nice gentleman cleared out an entire car of the 5 train because his vomit was sloshing up and down the car.

There are two things I do not understand:

First, there must have been a beauty pageant every six minutes to produce all the winners I saw.

Second, I have been to Puerto Rico and there were less Puerto Ricans there than on Fifth Avenue that Sunday.

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

2010 Puerto Rican Day parade; Nikon F5, 35-70mm Nikkor, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

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