Things really got wild and wooly in Chinatown | East Villager & Lower East Sider

Things really got wild and wooly in Chinatown

Photos by Milo Hess

Photos by Milo Hess

The word “sheeple” has taken on a pejorative meaning in some parts. But at Sunday’s Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown, the sheep were out and proud. So were elaborately costumed characters of all sorts, from kings and queens to…Birdman? (Umm…wrong animal, buddy!) On Thursday, scores of spectators enjoyed the annual fireworks ceremony in Sara D. Roosevelt Park to help usher in the Year of the Sheep, also variously known as the Year of the Goat or Year of the Ram, or — to be on the safe side — the Year of the Yang (the catchall Chinese character for “horned animal”).

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