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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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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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For Fourth Year, Macy’s Says Nope To July 4th Fireworks Over Brooklyn

Once again, Macy’s has decided that its annual 4th of July Fireworks spectacular will entertain viewers along the Hudson River facing New Jersey, rather than the West River toward the New York City borough of Brooklyn. A public rally Monday from elected Kings County officials and neighborhood leaders from Brooklyn’s waterfront communities gathered a collective […]

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As Good as it Got

Macy’s fireworks, as seen from the roof of 57 Montague Street tonight.

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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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Fourth of July Fireworks to Remain on Hudson This Year

Unfortunately for residents of Brooklyn, as well as Queens and the east side of Manhattan, Macy’s has announced (see press release here) that, like last year, this year’s Fourth of July fireworks will be launched from barges in the Hudson instead of the East River. Update: Reader Brian Shahum contacted Macy’s and asked why the […]

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Yassky: Fireworks Should Stay Putsky… Sortasky

In light of Macy’s recent announcement that it plans to move its annual Fourth of July fireworks display from the East River to the Hudson, our man in the NYC Council/comptroller candidate David Yassky has issued this missive: “The annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the East River and over the internationally-recognized Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Fireworks Tonight

Tonight at 9PM the annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks spectacular will light up the sky. Best place from Brooklyn Heights to check out the festivities is from the Promenade or from your roof. Performing at the show tonight are Natasha Bedingfield, Kenny Chesney along with American Idol’s Katharine McPhee and Jordin Sparks. The event […]

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