Big Apple Braces for Giant Tuesday

Super Bowl parade, primary, and Fashion Week descend on NYC
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 7:36 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., brings hot chocolate and coffee to the crowd outside the Abyssinian Baptist Church after attending services in New York City's Harlem...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Even by Big Apple standards, New York is in for a crazy day. The Super Bowl champion Giants are returning home for their victory parade just as voters head to the polls to decide New York’s crucial presidential primary. “It’s one of our busiest days since Sept. 11,” said one local TV news manager. Did we mention it’s also Fashion Week?

Scrambling to cover both the parade and all three tri-state area contests, local media has gotten creative, according to the Hollywood Reporter, sharing cameras for much of the Giants' parade route to help stretch limited resources. But newsmen, parade revelers, and voters had better not mind getting wet—weathermen predict it to, quite literally, rain on New York’s parade.