Thousands of fans took the streets of Manhattan to celebrate the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants on Tuesday.

The parade began in lower Manhattan, and moved towards City Hall, as players and politicians were spotlighted in front of adoring supporters -- some of whom had been waiting outside since 6 a.m.

While wide receiver Victor Cruz did his salsa moves upon receiving the key to the city, quarterback Eli Manning and head coach Tom Coughlin were shaking hands with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Giants' win over the New England Patriots on Sunday was one of the more momentous for the club considering they faced six-straight games where their fortunes were tied to a victory. The Giants not only made the playoffs, but defeated favored teams like the Green Bay Packers.

This is the fourth Super Bowl title for the organization, and the second in four years.

The festivities took place in rather mild New York temperatures for a February afternoon.