Chinese New Year Parade Brings Out 400,000 People

Chinese New Year

The annual Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown welcomed the Year of the Dragon yesterday, as more than 6,000 performers put on a show for an estimated 400,000 observers. Photographer Jim Kiernan was on hand to capture the costumes, the colors, and the float-loads of cute kids. "I saw the joy on people's faces," one Chinese tourist told the Daily News. "It feels good to be a part of it."