Hundreds watched the towering Macy's Thankgsiving Day Parade balloons fill with air before the parade.
Bloomberg officially appointed the Muppets as New York City's family ambassadors for 2012.
The Muppets were a big hit with many families looking to avoid Black Friday shopping.
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