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Happy New Year!

2023 has given us more than an easily expected share of disasters and disfunction: a horrific war in the Middle East along with a continued one in Ukraine; near gridlock in Congress; tempestous weather. We at Brooklyn Heights Blog can celebrate the arrival of two new contributors: Caroline Koster, who joined us in September, and […]

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Fireworks Thursday Night, and a Discourse on Holidays

Update: Must have been delayed; we finally heard explosions at about 10:45 PM. We have word, thanks to Notify NYC that tomorrow — Thursday, July 27 — starting at 9:00 PM, there will be a fireworks display in the vicinity of Liberty Island, which should be visible, and certainly audible, from Brooklyn Neights. What’s the […]

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New Year’s Fireworks

New York City has three planned fireworks displays that will commence at 12:00 AM on New Year’s Day. The one most visible from Brooklyn Heights will be from the waters near the Statue of Liberty. This should be easily visible from the Promenade. There will be one at Prospect Park, which likely will be less […]

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About Those Fireworks

If, like me, you were wondering why the fireworks tonight, even though they weren’t listed on the City’s official fireworks site, I noticed they were coming from the direction of the South Street Seaport. I checked South Street’s website and found that they were part of the 35th annual Deepavali Festival, presented by the Association […]

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July 4th Fireworks NOT Visible From Brooklyn Heights, the Promenade or Brooklyn Bridge Park

It’s heartbreaking. Ever since Macy’s moved the fireworks barges up the East River, people still came in droves every year. Entire families with grandmas and tots, lugging beach chairs and coolers, setting up on the promenade as early as 2:00 p.m. Let’s hope they get the message in time this year. All reports are that […]

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Fireworks Tonight to Celebrate 70% Vaccination Rate – Tuesday 6/15 at 9:15 p.m.

To celebrate the milestone of 70% of New York adults receiving at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Governor’s office announced a fireworks display in 10 locations throughout the state tonight, including the New York Harbor. According to the New York Post, the fireworks will be visible from the Promenade starting at 9:15 […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Back, but Not Easily Visible from Brooklyn Heights

After a year’s hiatus for the pandemic, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be back this year, and they will be on the East River. According to Ranaan Geberer in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle There was no indication on the Macy’s site as to exactly where in the East River the barges will be situated. […]

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Fireworks Sunday Evening

There will be a fireworks display tomorrow evening – Sunday, October 6 – starting at about 7:00 p.m., near Manhattan’s Pier 16, which is just across the East River from Brooklyn Heights. What’s the occasion? Notify NYC doesn’t say.

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How to View the 4th of July Fireworks (or Avoid the Crowds)

Brace yourselves neighbors, this year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks return to Brooklyn Heights. The Grucci Family pyrotechnic spectacular is set to launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges in the East River between Piers 1 and 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The premium viewing locations are The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Fireworks Thursday, or Friday Evening

Update: Notify NYC now tells us there will be fireworks near Prospect Park on Friday evening. We assume Thursday’s display was postponed because of a chancy weather forecast. We have word from Notify NYC that there will be fireworks Thursday evening, June 13 starting at approximately 9:30. These will be launched from “near Prospect Park”; […]

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