Float builder gears up for NYC Pride

STORY: Float builders are gearing up for NYC Pride

Robert DeVito’s company is

putting the finishing touches

Location: Clifton, New Jersey

on 30 floats for the upcoming march

It has built creations for the

parade since its inception in 1970

ROBERT DEVITO, OWNER, BOND PARADE FLOATS AND DISPLAYS INC.:

"It started out as a small parade. Five floats, to be exact, that year. And it's morphed into the biggest parade in New York City. It's morphed into our biggest parade. I mean, this is THE week."

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes

DeVito says some of designs

started as early as January

His float for the British consulate

will have 100 people marching nearby

HANNAH YOUNG, BRITISH DEPUTY CONSUL GENERAL TO NEW YORK:

"I think it's important to recognize that now more than ever, we need to come together and, and defend basic human rights. And that, that's the case for the LGBTQ plus community. It's also the case for partners in Ukraine. And, and so it's really important that we come together and we, we celebrate and we recognize that this is an important moment."

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