Last year, Macy’s had their 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson to commemorate Henry Hudson’s voyage. Unfortunately, they liked it so much they decided to keep them there. So for the second 4th in a row, a large number of New Yorkers will only be able to see the fireworks that peek over the top of the Verizon building, or through binoculars aimed at Newark.
This morning, Councilman Stephen Levin held a press conference calling for the fireworks to come back home to the East River, citing the benefit to Brooklyn businesses, residents, and even the historical significance of the East River in the Battle of Brooklyn. Also in attendance were Richard Morrow, who represents the businesses around Fulton Ferry, and Pete from Pete’s Downtown. Have a look. And by the way, where will you be watching the fireworks tonight?