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Fireworks Will Return to East River this Fourth of July Says deBlasio at Brooklyn Heights Promenade Press Conference [Video]

Mayor de Blasio today confirmed rumors that the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be returning to the East River after four years on the west side of Manhattan. “I’m a believer that when people speak they can move mountains,” Mayor de Blasio announced. “So I’m thrilled to say the fireworks will be back on [...]

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Get Ready Brooklyn Heights! Fireworks Returning to the East River

The New York Observer is reporting that, according to “sources,” Mayor de Blasio will be on the Promenade at 2 pm today to announce that Heights residents will once again have a prime view of 4th of July fireworks. The NY Daily News confirms the return of the Macy’s spectacular: “I’m thrilled that, after years of working [...]

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Fireworks Tonight

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued on 1/27/14 at 12:00 PM. There will be a fireworks display in New York Harbor tonight east of Liberty Island. The display will begin at approximately 8:40 PM. In case of inclement weather, the display will be postponed until 1/28/14 at 8:40 PM. The display, which should be [...]

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Liberty Island’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Will Be Visible From The Brooklyn Heights Promenade

A reminder that there will be a fireworks display launched from Liberty Island to ring in 2014 at midnight. They will be visible from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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Fireworks Tonight; Blue Angels Flyover Tomorrow

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, first, there will be a fireworks display over Ellis Island tonight at about 8:30, and second, that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision aerobatic team (photo): …will fly over the Hudson River to take promotional photos in front of One World Trade Center. Six aircraft [...]

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Fireworks Tonight!

We have this announcement from Notify NYC: Notification issued 10/5/13 at 4:00 PM. There will be a fireworks display off of Pier 16, in the East River near the South Street Seaport in Manhattan tomorrow, 10/6/13, at approximately 7:20 PM. “[O]ff of Pier 16″ means directly in front of the North Heights, so the display [...]

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4th of July Photos: Celebrations in Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Despite the heat and humidity, many people were out enjoying the holiday. The Picnic Peninsula, near the landward side of Pier 5, was crowded. Every grill was in use. There were plenty of customers lined up for ice cream at the Ample Hills Creamery concession, Pier 5. The Hudson River sloop Clearwater was docked at [...]

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Bloomberg Nixes East River July 4th Fireworks—But Squadron & Markowitz Fight For Right To Party

Boom! Hiss! That’s the sound of Brooklyn residents, who are missing out on Macy’s 4th of July fireworks for the fifth consecutive year. But this time, it has nothing to do with the retailer refusing to return the annual fanfare to the East River. Instead, according to the New York Daily News, Mayor Bloomberg nixed [...]

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Tonight’s Explosions Errr Fireworks Courtesy of …

The fireworks giving you the opportunity to embrace joy or into the eternal hell of trying to un-freak out your pets and sleeping kids is courtesy of a Pet Smart sponsored display on Liberty Island.

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Reminder: Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, 3/10

Make sure you’re standing by every clock in your Brooklyn Heights home Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. We lose an hour, but… let the sun shine! Daylight Saving Time returns, a sure sign that Spring might actually really truly return once more. (Damn the detractors.) (CT)

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Last Minute New Year’s Suggestions

The question was raised on Wednesday Open Thread: “Will there be fireworks for the New Year?” The answer is, “Yes.” There will be fireworks near Liberty Island (where the Statue stands) that can be watched from the Promenade. For those willing to make a short trip, there will be a large fireworks display in Prospect [...]

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Macy’s Finally Sees The Light? ‘Considers’ Fireworks Return To East River

Apparently, Macy’s has finally realized that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. For much of the past year, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Brooklyn Heights state Sen. Daniel Squadron have been rallying for the annual 4th of July fireworks extravaganza to return to the East River, including public rallies, petitions and a non-stop tirade of [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Around for what may be a very long, very hot pre-Fourth of July weekend? Keeping cool may be high on your agenda. Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed through the holiday (showtimes here). The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) is offering another in the series [...]

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Pols Pitch Petition To Bring Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Home To Brooklyn

They’re not giving up. At the beginning of April, State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Council Member Steve Levin led a rally to return the annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks to the East River. Since 2009, the historic annual display has been based along the Hudson, stealing views from residents of Brooklyn, Queens and [...]

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Saturday Night: Fireworks

This in from Notify NYC: There will be a fireworks display near Liberty Island tomorrow, May 12, at approximately 11:30 p.m.. In case of inclement weather, the display will take place May 13. The fireworks should be easily visible from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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