June 2,2002 NYC FIL-AM PARADE.
.  Here are some photos from this afternoon:
Before September 11, 2001 the Parades ends at the Madison Park.
Across the west lower corner of Madison Park where Broadway and 5th Avenue crossed you will find the International Toy Company. This is the same building where Dr Jose Rizal stayed in his New York sojourn. 


turn this clock infront of 200 5th Avenue circa 1888

The parade always ends at the Madison Park where ends. 



Diary of Dr Jose Rizal in the United States


SOURCE: The Three Stars, 1 January 1928, Page 22
Bits Of Memorandum From Rizal's Diary
(Evidently intended more as a series of notes for subsequent reference than
as a final record of experiences.) -- Ed.(from Alex Fabros files)
Saturday, April 28 (1888). We arrived at San Francisco in the morning. We
anchored. It is said that we shall be quarantined. The Custom House boat
visited us: its flag has this look: (American Customs flag drawn). The sacks
or bags of silk were taken away; a sack costing $700. They are not afraid of
the silk; and they were to take their breakfast on board.
Sunday, April 29. Second day of the quarantine. We are greatly troubled and
impatient aboard. I have not eaten; it gets my nerve.
Monday, 30. The quarantine is continued. I read in the paper a statement of
the Sanitary Doctor against quarantine.
Tuesday, May 1. The quarantine is continued. We signed a petition against
the quarantine; and the Englishmen wrote to their Consul.
Thursday, May 3. Six days of quarantine.
Friday, May 4, at 3 P. M. The quarantine is ended. I stayed at the Palace
Hotel: $4 a day with bath and everything. Stockton-Str. 312. I saw the
Golden Gate..... The Custome House. A letter of recommendation. On Sunday
stores were closed. The best St. In San Francisco is Market St. I took a
walk. -- -Stanford, the rich man. -- A street near China Town. We left San
Francisco on Sunday, the 6th, at 4:30 P. M. -- Sailed till Oakland --
Railroad -- On board from Port Costa to Benicia -- Plantations -- Herds of
cattle -- No herdsmen -- Stores at the camp -- Dinner at Sacramento, 75
cents. We slept in the coach. Regular night. We woke up an hour from Reno,
where we took our breakfast at 7:30 of Monday, May 7.... I. saw an
Indian(Indio) attired in semi-European suit, and semi-Indian suit, leaning
against a wall. Wide deserts without plants nor trees. Unpopulated. Lonely
place. Bare mountains. Sands. A big extension of white land, like chalk. Far
from this desert can be seen some blue mountains. It was a fine day. It was
warm, and there was still snow on the top of some mountains.
Tuesday, May 8: This is a beautiful morning. We stop from place to place. We
are near Ogden. I believe with a good system of irrigation this place could
be cultivated. We are at Utah state, the 3rd. State we crossed over. In
approaching Ogden the fields are seen with horses, oxen, and trees. Some
small houses are seen from a distance. From Ogden to Denver. The clock is
set one hour ahead of time. We are now beginning to see flowers with yellow
color on the way. The mountains at a distance are covered with snow. The
banks of Salt Lake are more beautiful than other things we saw. The mules
are very big. There are mountains in the middle of the lake like the islands
of Talim in Laguna de Bay. We say three Mormon boys at Farmington. There
were sheep, cows and horses in the meadows. This region is not thickly
populated. A flock of ducks in the lake. There were beautiful houses with
trees, straight streets, flowers, low houses. Children greeted us at Salt
Lake City. In Utah, the women serve at the table. It is known that dinner
will be cheap(?). We changed train at Ogden, and we will not have any change
until Denver. In Provo I ate much for 75 cents. We are passing between two
mountains through a narrow channel.
Wed. May 9. We are passing through the mountains of rocks along a river; the
river is noisy and its noise gives life to the lifeless scenery. We woke up
at Colorado the 4th state we crossed over. At 10:30 we climb up a certain
height, and this is why snow is seem along the way. There were many pines.
The snow on the mountain top is white and shiny. We passed through tunnels
made of wood, to protect the road against snow. Icicles in these tunnels are
very bright which gives majestic effect. -- The Porter of the Pullman Car,
an American, is a sort of thief. -- Colorado has more trees than the three
states we passed over. There are many horses.
Thursday, May 10. We woke up at Nebraska. The country is plain. We reached
Omaha, a big city at 4 P. M, the biggest since we left in San Francisco. The
Missouri river is twice as wide as the Pasig river in its wide part. It is
marshy. Islands are formed in the middle of the river; its banks are not
beautiful. This region has many horses and cattle. The train passed over the
Missouri bridge for 2 and 1/2 minutes; the train goes slowly. We are now in
Friday, May 11. We wake up near Chicago. The country is cultivated. It shows
our nearness to Chicago. We left Chicago at 8:20 Friday night. What I
observed in Chicago is that every cigar store has an Indian figure, and
always different. (27-75 Washington Street. Boston. Miss C. G. Smith.)
Saturday, May 12. A good Wagner Car-we are proceeding in a fine day. The
country is beautiful and well populated. We shall arrive at the English
territory in the afternoon, and we shall soon see Niagara Falls. We stop for
some time to see the points that are beautiful; we went at the side below
the Falls; I was between two rocks and this is the greatest cascade I ever
saw. It is not, so beautiful nor so fine as the fall at Los Banos; but much
bigger, more imposing and could not be compared with it. The cascade has
various falls, various parts. We left the place at night. There is a
mysterious sound and persistent echo.
Sunday, May 13. We wake up near Albany. This is a big city. The Hudson River
which runs along carries many boats. We crossed over a bridge. The landscape
is beautiful; and it is not inferior to the best in Europe. We are going
along the banks of the Hudson. They are very beautiful, although a little
more solitary than those of the Pasig. There were ships, boats, trees,
hills; and the major part is cultivated. The Hudson is wide. Beautiful ships
Sliced granite rocks were paved along the railroads. Some points widely
extended. There were beautiful houses between trees. Day fine. Our grand
transcontinental trip ended on Sunday, May 13, at 11:10 A. M. We passed
through various arches in tunnels. -- the Art Age, 75 W. 23 Street.
We left New York on May 16, 1888. There were many people at the dock. The
first and second class entrances are separated. At 9 o'clock sharp the bell
rang to warn the visitors away. At 9:30, the pier was full of people. White
handkerchiefs were waved; ribbons and flowers of different colors are seen
here and there.
May 24 -- Arrived in Liverpool.
Rizal-New York to London 1888-Timeline(Click)
Nestor Palugod Enriquez