NYC Photo News photographers were at the Chinese Lunar New Year parade on January 29th as Chinese-Americans ushered in "The Year of the Dragon." True to form the parade was an eclectic mix of floats, beauty queens, marching bands with an Hispanic dance group thrown in for good measure.

The People's Republic of China was well represented and rumors circulated that the reason no Falon Gong marchers were allowed was because of the mainland China presence. A police officer confided to one of our photographers that there was a special unit assigned to keep Falon Gong marchers out of the parade. More photos at www.nycphotonews.com

Spectators touching a Red Dragon for good  luck at the 2012 Chinese New Year parade in New York City

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro supervising his crew as they hoist his cake onto a float at the 2012 Chinese New Year parade in New York City

Spectators trying to touch a yellow dragon for good luck at the 2012 Chinese New Year parade in New York City

State Senator Marty Golden greeting constituents at the 2011 Chinese New Year parade in New York City

Young members of an Hispanic dance troupe in the 2012 Chinese New Year parade in New York City

Rollerblader Marni Halasa at the 2012 Chinese New Year parade in New York City

Man wearing 2012 glasses at the 2012 Chinese New Year parade in New York City



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