Tuesday’s Fireworks Over Brooklyn Heights

Karl Junkersfeld caught last night’s fireworks over Brooklyn Heights.

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  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Fireworks presented by:

    Sponsor: Sominis De Alberto Cipolla/Feste @ Water Cafe

  • AEB

    Tuesday night. 9:30. Why?


  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Cheaper costs to the sponsor on a Tuesday evening as opposed to over the weekend…..

  • Just A Neighbor

    I think we need a website devoted solely to fireworks shows around these parts. I’m so damn tired of figuring out from the noise what’s going on and then being too tired or lazy to get my butt out the door and actually watch them. Shame on me.

  • AEB

    Thanks, Karl, but still: why?

  • nabeguy

    Check out the following link. You can’t say someone didn’t warn you.


  • Rochdalian

    All I know is that it scared the heck out of me as I was coming out of the subway. Couldn’t they have started it an hour earlier?

  • Big dave

    I can’t be the only one disturbed by the EXTREMELY LOUD shells exploding last night! When windows rattle at the sonic booms, the barge is TOO CLOSE to residential neighborhoods! Plus, are there no extant laws on the City books regulating the use of those GIANT BOOMERS? Aaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhh!

  • David on Middagh

    Big Dave: But how can you complain about the display? It’s free–a gift to the neighborhood, and beyond.

    “Carousels make everything better.”


  • AEB

    nabe: oy!

  • Heighti

    Very curious who the person/cafe is who sponsored this and why? Any ideas?

  • zburch

    I thought they were beautiful. Thank you nabeguy for posting the link. Next time I will be ready, cocktail in hand.

  • Big Dave

    @David on: Gift Schmift.

    Booming Fall fireworks:
    Bourgeoisie kaleidoscope
    Prol’etaire pablum.

  • DrewB

    I always enjoy the impromptu fireworks displays. One of my favorite things about the neighborhood.

    Thanks for the link, I’m putting those in my calendar so I can enjoy them from the roof.

  • Big Dave

    It is the use of the window-rattling boomers to which I object. You know the ones I mean — white light followed by a thunderclap…

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    I loved them, as always. However, I was actually in a cab southbound on the FDR coming home from work, and the guy in the car next to the cab was driving with no hands on the wheel, trying to take a picture of the fireworks. That was unsettling.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    The fireworks were put on by:
    Sponsor: Sominis De Alberto Cipolla/Feste @ Water Cafe

    Alberto is a musical artist and the firework display was probably a way to promote his music. We are talking about him so I guess it works. In the video, I used his music as background. Apparently, he is from Italy.

  • harumph

    O.M.G. – so unnecessary to do a display that close – my teeth were chattering with each explosion. absolutely ridiculous. funny, my kids are getting use to sleeping through the errant firework displays now…shocking, really, considering how loud it was last night.

  • Andrew Porter

    You people are so spoiled… Go live in Tripoli, Kabul, or anywhere in Pakistan or the Middle East, or wherever there is civil unrest going on, and realize that booms and explosions there likely mean the sudden and violent death of some innocent person.

    Puts it all in perspective, doesn’t it?

  • Matthew Parker

    So it was fireworks! I thought it was the British trying to retake New Amsterdam. I almost ran outside with my musket.

  • David on Middagh

    I almost ran outside with my Muscadet.

  • heightsdiho

    Foggy fireworks are now my favorite! It was a gorgeous display. Random pyrotechnic displays are one of the many great perks of living in our wonderful neighborhood!

  • AEB

    I’d prefer the first 17 seconds of this:


  • Samandjoeshow

    Oy! Another 3 fire works displays are scheduled over the next 2 weeks. Does everybody have to celebrate with fireworks!?

  • Pierrepont Joan

    If you don’t like what the neighborhood has to offer, why not live somewhere else?

  • AEB

    So, Pierrepont Joan, one must accept EVERYTHING about something or abandon that thing.

    Were that so, marriage would disappear. (Hmmmm….)

    There’s such as thing as ameliorating what one doesn’t like, you know?

  • travy

    it’s a little presumptuous to assume 20-30 thousand of your neighbors want to hear your celebration. but i think i’m going to rent a giant pa system and blast disco music for an hour on my birthday. think that’ll fly?

  • Master Of Middagh

    “I want to live in the city, but I don’t want to put up with any noise, children, poor people or tourists! Is that too much to ask!?!” Yes. Yes it is- go move to Idaho and nobody will bother you. People like you turn fun things into boring things and then you wonder where all the “character” went (I’m not naming any names).

  • Hicks St Guy

    @harumph: your teeth was chattering? please. I guess the perps didn’t know that there must not be any music, fireworks or whatever to disturb the perfect quiet expected in the middle of New York City, so sez the fun people of Brooklyn Heights.

  • John Laskin

    For all you party poppers, there is always a cemetery to visit on the nights you prefer calm.

    This is New York, the city that never sleeps. What did all the compainers ( about just about everything) do before blogging. Certainly not shopping at Brooks Brothers, based on your fantastic wardrobes. And I know you, you know.

    Stop complaining and dress like a grown up. Then, perhaps anyone would care about what you have to think.