Posted in music on May 1, 2009

Fireworks

"To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to what would become New York, the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks this year will move to the Hudson River, Macy's has announced.

The SOUSA fireworks will be set off from six barges in the river positioned between 24th and 50th streets for a 26-minute show featuring approximately 40,000 shells and a live score including "Proud Mary" and "God Bless America" played by the New York Pops.

"The Hudson River is where Macy's 4th of July Fireworks was born," Robin Hall, executive producer of Macy's Fireworks said in a statement announcing the move from the East River. "We're excited to return this year to be part of New York City's larger celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage of discovery aboard the Dutch vessel, The Half Moon." [Newyorkology]

I think that means no view from Brooklyn this year. :(

Also on July 4th: Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis play a free show in Battery Park.

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Comments (67)

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Posted by film izle | May 1, 2009 7:16 PM

poo

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 8:42 PM

fucking horseshit. i don't pay city taxes so that hoboken can see my fucking fireworks show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 9:20 PM

They obviously moved it since everyone knows Brooklyn is out and jersey city is in.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 12:23 AM

fuck dat shiat. we're giving up our hard earned free fireworks show for new jersey. bloomberg sucks.

Posted by kmc | May 2, 2009 1:39 AM

Fuck Brooklyn. About time.

Posted by Happy Upper West Sider | May 2, 2009 5:03 AM

If Brooklyn doesn't get fireworks this July, I'm gonna let the hipsters make molotov cocktails out of emptied PBR cans, cheap vodka, bodega matchbooks and sparklers, and let them throw them on Alphabet City.

Posted by Carol L. Gardens | May 2, 2009 5:53 AM

MEHcy's

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 6:18 AM

MEHcy's!

Hilarious!
I mean... HilariMEHs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 8:31 AM

AMEN, HAPPY. FUCK BROOKLYN. JERZ RULES... even the parts that smell like actual anus.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 11:56 AM

This is bullshit

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | May 2, 2009 12:49 PM

Glad I'm not here.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 1:40 PM

way to shop

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 1:40 PM

That's as fucked up as the fat guy at King Kahn last night...

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 1:41 PM

sighhh, will always remember last years though. the barges were a football field away you could feel the booms and watch the windows rattle. it was something else alright.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 2:17 PM

ah, it's going to be great from my west village loft roof. probably run down to marc jacobs for a cute outfit for the occasion. maybe grab some magnolia cupcakes.

Posted by Fifi | May 2, 2009 3:38 PM

I'll be there to put my penis in you.

Posted by FiFi Jr | May 2, 2009 4:26 PM

anyone know if they're doing fireworks in prospect park this year, and where the best spot to watch em would be?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 4:45 PM

If he's so great, how come he's dead?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 5:23 PM

That blows I finally get a pad with east river view and they move the dam thing to the Hudson. Good Grief!

Posted by Anonymoous | May 2, 2009 10:46 PM

that sucks, glad I saw them from LES river park last year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 11:44 AM

will the crystal castles LI punks be able to see this? i'm not up on my geography

Posted by makeitnotcrystalcastles | May 3, 2009 3:37 PM

Lameface. I live in Greenpoint and have a party every year because I live on the river. Where do I go now? Jersey? Myass.......asssss.

Posted by Mnizzle | May 3, 2009 3:44 PM

Assholes, don't you get it? It's New York Fucking CITY. Not New Jersey. Fuck New Jersey, fuck them in their stupid asses. Yeah, Brooklyn is a shithole, but at least its a shithole with culture.

Posted by NYC Resident | May 3, 2009 5:20 PM

henry hudson anyone..

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 10:42 AM

argh!! fuck! hate midtown AND new jersey!

Posted by Aaron | May 4, 2009 2:13 PM

Just as us folks in Brooklyn and Queens were feeling like we are a part of NYC, Macy's limits it's fireworks to the West Side and New Jersey again. God forbid we should feel like we are all in the same city.

Posted by Ben | May 4, 2009 11:37 PM

This sucks. Why do they want to give Jersey the show? Screw midtown and screw Hoboken.

Posted by Alex Winter | May 6, 2009 12:28 PM

"Why do they want to give Jersey the show?"

Do you really have this much difficulty reading? The "why" is in the very first sentence.

"To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to what would become New York, the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks this year will move to the Hudson River"

Seriously, it's in the very first sentence. Learn the read. Pick up a book on reading comprehension from Amazon.com

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 12:47 PM

Fuck Hoboken, fuck Henry Hudson and fuck you, douchebag.

Posted by Alex Winter | May 6, 2009 1:04 PM

This is a bad idea.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 4:10 PM

I guess Jersey is paying half the bill!!!!

About time!!!!

Posted by Iggy | May 11, 2009 3:11 PM

Jersey doesn't have to pay..Macy's will!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 3:15 PM

This is BS!!! MORONS! I second this comment- "i don't pay city taxes so that hoboken can see my fucking fireworks show."

Posted by Pissed | May 20, 2009 3:24 PM

Your taxes don't pay for the fireworks- Macy's does.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:50 PM

You people do know that Macy's pays for this don't you? Morons. As Jersey resident I am pretty stoked about the change in plans. Suck it!

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2009 10:00 PM

You guys sure swear a lot.

Posted by maudie | June 17, 2009 10:29 AM

I do believe there are quite a few residents of new jersey (all over) that work in NYC AND pay ny taxes...not that that matters because Macy's pays for them & it's MACY's decision to move them to what ever river they want & since the Hudson River touches new jersey as much as it touches new york, brooklynites can suck it up & venture to the west of nyc to see the fireworks...do the hipsters in brooklyn even pay taxes???

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 7:06 PM

Only fat and ugly people complain about fireworks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2009 9:19 PM

Seems like all y'all need to wash yo mouth out with soap! We pay big bucks to live on the upper west side so it's about time we get a show on the river! The rest of you....GET OVER IT!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 11:28 PM

Upper MEH Side

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 1:29 AM

Most of you sound like a bunch of uneducated fools who most likely don't realize that the Hudson river is named after Henry Hudson....seeing that this is a historical mile stone it makes sence to move the fireworks to the Hudson river. Until the river is named after you...quit your cry baby attitude.

And, don't forget a lot of people who work in NYC and pay NY and NYC taxes live in NJ.....

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:24 AM

Parades and Fireworks suck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 8:33 AM

you know what? if its a one time thing...im perfectly ok with it...but as long as i know, macys is located in NYC not freakin NJ.
i dont like it but thats how it is.
ill make sure next year it will be in nyc...
HELLO NYC FIREWORKS?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2009 9:02 PM

DAM the fire works r in hudson wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by uzair | July 2, 2009 10:36 PM

macys is just doing it this year on the hudson cuz its the hudson rivers 400th anniversary who gives a fuck about the fireworks anyway go get laid faggggsssssss PEACE

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 5:31 PM

wow the fire work are going to rock!!!!woooohhhhooo

Posted by katha | July 3, 2009 7:33 PM

Henry Hudson my ass; I landed an Airbus in that river. That's my river now - bitches!

- Sully

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 8:42 PM

9:02:

Macy's is not located in NYC, you dimwit.(you must be from Brooklyn). It is a corporation that has over 800 stores nationwide.
The collective profit from ALL those stores is what pays for the fireworks.

If you are such a lamo that you can't travel to the westside of Manhattan than you don't deserve to see them in the first place.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 9:50 PM

does anyone realize that your upset about fireworks...you all are pathetic get a life

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2009 10:16 PM

Could anybody tell me where in nj you could see the fire works

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 12:14 AM

^^Camden

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 1:05 AM

really sux we all have to travel into manhattan just to see those freakin fireworks !!!
i ain t going this year fuk it.........
next year we gonna have to go to China to see some lame fireworks..... :S <------------- pissed off

Posted by WhoCarez | July 4, 2009 11:07 AM

fuck all this macys bullshit whatever happened to going to chinatown buying some fireworks in the street from some old chinese dude who cant even speak english and blowing half your fingers off theres no fun in the city like that no mo those were the days

Posted by nofreedom | July 4, 2009 11:32 AM

fuck all this macys bullshit whatever happened to going to chinatown buying some fireworks in the street from some old chinese dude who cant even speak english and blowing half your fingers off theres no fun in the city like that no mo those were the days

Posted by nofreedom | July 4, 2009 11:33 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH to all the comments above. . .wheres the love?!..east coast all day!

Posted by Converse | July 4, 2009 11:53 AM

seriously it's just fireworks you cry baby "brooklynites" . . . stop acting like you own the city and saying that jersey sucks because it's cool to say....we all know that 90% of you "Brooklynites" are from the Mid-West or some other bumblefuck town.

Posted by hahahah | July 4, 2009 12:31 PM

brooklyn and queens got the shaft. thanks macys, I will remember this during the christmas shopping season...

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 12:53 PM

where do you douchebags in queens and brooklyn get this sense of entitlement that you deserve to get to see fireworks in your backyard? you're not paying for it so STFU.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 1:10 PM

FUK THOSE JERSEY TRASH!!

Posted by GUCCI | July 4, 2009 2:35 PM

^right, because brooklyn's trash is soooooo much better.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 6:46 PM

Jersey fuckinnnn suckkksss u jersey douche bags smell have bad hair and terrible accents fuck u BK Rocks williamsburg all day baby I will be in my highrise condo still watching it

Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2009 8:45 PM

It freakin sucks!!
i walk miles to see it.
but i didn't even see a single bit becuase of what?
cause they freakin change the place!! ughhhhhhh!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2009 11:55 PM

New Jersey Rocks (and we don't throw our NYC neighbors under the bus)! NOW whose got class???
If you have nothing nice to say...

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