Meanwhile, all the support vehicles and personnel are tucked away from view, parked on my street. Which, if you ask me, is odd seeing how I live quite a few blocks away from St. Patrick's.
UPDATE: Mystery solved. All these people and equipment aren't the primary crew; they're the support team. From what I've seen on TV (the Popemobile is just making its way down 5th Ave.), the B team is about x3 the size of the A team.