Brooklyn Heights Views The Fireworks, And Their Aftermath

Some light, intermittent rain, which mostly stayed off during the display, didn’t seriously dampen the festivities last night as the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, with one barge located directly in front of Brooklyn Heights, came off as scheduled. Not long after the show ended (video after the jump), the rain picked up in earnest, as can be seen by the number of pedestrians with raised umbrellas in this frantic video, made from a vantage point above the intersection of Hicks and Joralemon streets by Sarah Williams:

Brooklyn Heights Fireworks Hangover from Sarah Williams on Vimeo.

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    The crowds (many who found nothing wrong with sitting and drinking on our stoops, nor did the many policeman standing en face) were horrendous.

  • KXrVrii1

    We’ve fortunately been out of town for the last couple of 4ths, but it seems like the no-parking / street closure zones get worse by the year. This must be a real pain for those with cars, especially when the 4th falls at the end of a long week-end, when people might be returning home before a work-day.

  • Bornhere

    Hooray for the single police officer, who seemed to be welcomed by so many and spent the last hour and a half on his post, valiantly herding visitors and cars at Henry and Joralemon. The crowd was massive, enthusiastic, and really orderly. And massive.

  • redlola

    the cops on my corner of clark and hicks were lovely. people seemed cool and orderly. the street closures, like the incessant film shoots, is another temporary inconvenience we will have to deal with. can’t wait till we’re sandwiched by hotels :/.

  • Andrew Porter

    Meanwhile, all those “No Parking” signs are still up everywhere…