Santa, dragons and two historic neighborhoods

[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit]The annual East Meets West Parade took place on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Floats, dragons and marching bands took over portions the historic Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods to bring a little holiday cheer to the residents. Santa, of course, made an appearance, as did local elected officials such as State Sen. Daniel Squadron, NYC Comptroller John Liu and Councilmember Margaret Chin.