Subdued St. Patrick’s Day Parade goes on during pandemic at crack of dawn


The St. Patrick’s Day Parade marched on in Manhattan early Wednesday, a shell of its former self amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — with few able to observe it.

Normally an event held midday and attracting millions of cheery, green-clad spectators, this year’s march was reduced to a handful of dignitaries, honorees and bagpipers. It also took place at the crack of dawn, while most New Yorkers were still slumbering in their beds.