The New Yorkers who kept the city going during some of its darkest days got their moment in the sun on Wednesday.

Amid scorching summer heat, health care workers, first responders, transit workers, teachers and food delivery workers were among those making their way up the aptly named “Canyon of Heroes” to mark the city’s ongoing emergence from the pandemic.

The “Hometown Heroes” parade from the Battery to City Hall represented the 207th time that a ticker-tape celebration has been held in Lower Manhattan — and the first since a 2019 salute to the U.S. women’s national soccer team that won the World Cup.

Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY Jubilant New Yorkers cheer essential workers along the Canyon of Heroes, July 7, 2021. The New Yorkers who kept the city going during some of its darkest days got their moment in the sun on Wednesday.

Amid scorching summer heat, health care workers, first responders, transit workers, […]

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