Posted in music on June 29, 2012

Fireworks

The Macy's fireworks may be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the Hudson River. For the best views, head to 12th Avenue below W. 59th Street at the following access points along 11th Avenue:

Access Points
24th-26th Streets
27th-29th Streets
33rd-34th Streets
40th-42nd Streets
44th-50th Streets
52nd-54th Streets
56th-57th Streets

The following are NOT viewing areas for the 2012 show:
East River
Battery Park
Battery Park City
All Hudson River Piers (except limited access to Pier 84)
Hudson River Park promenade between W. Houston and 59th Street
Hudson River Park Bike Path between W. Houston and 59th Street

NYC's 4th of July fireworks begin around 9:20 pm. and last for about 26 minutes, and once again Brooklyn gets the shaft and NJ gets the goods on Independence Day, a Wednesday this year. So try to figure out a good spot by the West Side Highway (see above), or maybe consider Jersey. Maxwell's in Hoboken has Mike Peters of the Alarm playing after the Fireworks, and notes "the end of 11th St. by Maxwell's is one of the best places to view the fireworks!"

Another option: get on a boat. Rocks Off presents a Fourth of July Cruise aboard The Half Moon with DJ Buffalo Bill. it's $99 a person, but gives you a prime view complete with food and 3 hours of open bar, and it's probably more fun than Circle Line's "Private Pier Party." What other good spots do you know about?

You can also of course just stay home watch the fireworks on TV, complete with "performances" by Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. Or not at all.

Meanwhile check out some fireworks in Coney Island tonight and every Friday. They rule and you can watch them from the beach.

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Comments (17)

Fuck You Macy's!!!! Return to the East River, bitches, so I can watch from my Greenpoint roof.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:40 PM

Magic Mike has got a rocket in his pocket for the 4th of July. M EYE RITE?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 4:45 PM

The Fourth of July in north Brooklyn just hasn't been the same since Macy's switched rivers. It's been, what, three years now? Every rooftop party in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick is missing something major. There's also a big hole in my heart. God bless America.

Posted by Regular reader | June 29, 2012 6:49 PM

^ go fuck yourself, baby.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 6:58 PM

FUCK YOU MACYS. MOVE TO JERSEY.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 8:14 PM

"Fuck You Macy's!!!! Return to the East River, bitches, so I can watch from my Greenpoint roof."

+1

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 12:59 AM


Most Chelsea apartment rooftops have parties... Just show up with a 6 pack of pbr and tell the host your friends with mike or Jenny and then your all set.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 11:37 AM

Macy's can suck my dick

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 4:04 PM

Macy's can suck my dick

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 4:05 PM

Fuck Macy's, Jersey doesn't need the Fireworks, motherfuckers

I wanna see it on my fucking roof

Posted by Sam | June 30, 2012 4:16 PM

One time I stuck a cherry bomb in a hummus platter and the shit exploded and hummus landed on the cieling fan. That was a wild party!

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 5:37 PM

Brooklyn hipsters are not allowed into Manhattan. Stay home

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2012 5:30 PM

manhattan vegan

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2012 6:03 PM

JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS, people!

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2012 12:55 AM

Hahahaha!!! Fuck all you indie loser false "Brooklynites"! Viva la Jersey FTW!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2012 3:28 PM

I didn't get tickets and I'm really sorry about it. How was the show?

Posted by dana | November 19, 2014 8:15 AM

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