At 11AM tomorrow, the Saint Patrick's Day Parade will start at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue and will travel up Fifth Avenue to 86th Street. And, keeping with the grand tradition of controversy regarding who does or doesn't march in the parade, parade organizer John Dunleavy has ruffled more than a few FDNY feathers by moving the FDNY from the front of the parade (behind the NYPD) to the middle of the pack; if you want to see what that means, check out this Line of March PDF - they are after a bunch of high school bands! Local politicians, such as City Councilman Miguel Martinez (who heads the council's fire and criminal justice committee) suggested parade-goers boo Dunleavy at the parade. Even City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is marching in a parade in Dublin because the city's St. Patrick's Day parade excludes gays, thinks Dunleavy is wrong.
Here are some St. Patrick's Day guides from Citysearch and Time Out NY. And even though Governor Spitzer is listed as marching, the Steamroller will be marching in a parade upstate.
Photograph of awesome St. Patrick's Day dogs by notchet on Flickr