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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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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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Boom! Fireworks Friday Night From Liberty Island

A fireworks display will light the sky tonight—Friday April 20— at 10:30 p.m. from a barge near Liberty Island in New York Harbor, which should make it visible from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. McBrooklyn tips that the display is sponsored by event-planning company AlliedPRA.

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Macy’s 2012 4th Of July Fireworks Diss Brooklyn… Or Not?

We reported earlier Tuesday that unfortunately for residents of Brooklyn, Queens and the east side of Manhattan, Macy’s had announced that—for the fourth consecutive year—the 2012 Fourth of July fireworks would be launched from barges in the Hudson instead of the East River. However, this evening, Orlando Veras, a spokesman for Macy’s Fireworks contacted the […]

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Macy’s Lighting Up the Harbor this Friday

In celebration of the 125th Anniversay of the Statue of Liberty, Macy’s will be sponsoring another fireworks extravaganza this Friday, October 28, starting at 7:45 PM. The display will be centered on Liberty Island and BH residents should have good sight lines from the Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. More details available at 212-494-5243. Update: […]

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Fireworks Alert: New Year’s Eve

There will be fireworks at midnight tonight to ring in the New Year. The show at the Statue of Liberty will be visible (and audible) from Brooklyn Heights.

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Friday Night’s Fireworks — Caught on Tape

The East River fireworks booming over Brooklyn Heights on Friday night were caught on video by YouTube user mailtrap22.  Footage after the jump.

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Fireworks Tonight Courtesy Of…

The fireworks over the East River are sponsored by a group called Hope for the Warriors according to New Yorkology.

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Levin: Hey Macy’s Bring the Fireworks Back to East River!

Bring the Fireworks Back! from Heather Quinlan on Vimeo. 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 […]

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KaBoom! It’s Diwali Time Again

Those fireworks tonight were from this year’s Deepavali (aka Diwali) Festival at the South Street Seaport.  We wrote about its origins last year.

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