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NYC Painted With Rainbows For LGBT Pride March

June 22, 2018 - 2:46 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New Yorkers can walk on a rainbow just in time for the 49th annual LGBT Pride March.

For the second year in a row, Department of Transportation crews have painted a crosswalk on the intersection of 7th Ave. and Christopher St., near the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, in celebration of gay pride.

The NYPD and parade organizers say this year the parade with celebrate being “defiantly different” and landmarks all over the state will be illuminated in the rainbow colors of the pride flag all weekend long.

The parade route will kick off at noon on 16th St. and 7th Ave. this year and a planned moment of silence will take place in front of Stonewall, which was made a national monument in 2016 to honor gay rights.

The route change will hopefully give people a better view and better accommodate the massive crowd anticipated for the Global WorldPride celebration and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising next year.

As usual, the NYPD plans to post officers in uniforms and plainclothes to ensure a safe and fun event.