On Monday, October 14th, 2013 fellow New Yorkers and people across the Nation will celebrate Columbus Day . In the New York City, spectacular annual 69th Columbus Day Parade will start on Fifth Avenue at marching up from 44th Street to 72nd Street. The annual Columbus Day Mass will be offered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This year the parade grand marshal will be prominent Italian-American financier and philanthropist Joseph R. Perella [2, 3].
Attached slide show includes images of NY City landmarks closely associated with this famous day in human’s history.
Columbus Circle  with magnificent monument erected by Italian Sculptor Gaetano Russo in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ landing in the Americas, is a major landmark in Manhattan. In addition to its high aesthetic and historical value, it also serves as geographical point from which official distances from New York City are measured.
The Time Warner Center, headquarters of Time Warner Corporation that replaced the New York Coliseum, stood on the West side of Columbus Circle, next to CNN New York studio headquarters.
Globe Sculpture made of stainless steel, erected outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower is another highly recognizable symbol of the Columbus Circle.
Dante Park at Columbus Ave with Statue of Dante Alighieri is located in close proximity to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Fifth Avenue, a major thoroughfare has a very special meaning to fellow New Yorkers: it serves as the division line between West Side and East Side in the City. Magnificent St. Patrick Cathedral, the place where Columbus Day Mass will be offered is located on the Fifth Avenue.
- Christopher Columbus
- Joseph R. Perella: Grand Marshal of NYC 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade
- Joseph R. Perella (wiki)
- Columbus Circle
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