Posted in NYC on July 3, 2014


The 4th of July means fireworks, and Macy's annual extravaganza is back on the East River for the first time in five years. This year's display is in honor of the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and will use some 50,000 pounds of explosives launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and barges below on the water. They should start around 9 PM. Obviously, anywhere with an unobstructed view of the sky is a good place to watch -- like say a friend's roof -- but there are designated public viewing sections on the elevated portions of FDR Drive with the following entry points:


Montgomery & South Streets: From the north (viewing along the FDR between Manhattan Bridge and Montgomery Street).

Brooklyn Bridge entry from St. James Place (Pearl Street) & Wagner Place (viewing both north & south of the Brooklyn Bridge).

Broad Street and/or Old Slip at Water Street (viewing between Heliport & south side of Brooklyn Bridge

ADA viewing area: Murray Bergtraum High School track and field facility, at the base of the Manhattan Bridge. Use the entrance at Market & Cherry Streets.

NOTE: Piers 15-17 are not public viewing areas.


Brooklyn Bridge Park (piers 1-6): enter on Old Fulton & Furman Street, Joralemon Street & Furman Street or Atlantic Avenue & Furman Street.

Brooklyn Bridge Promenade: enter on Columbia Heights & Pineapple Street, Montague Street & Pierrepont Street or Pierrepont Street & Remsen Street.

The following pedestrian streets will be closed to all non-emergency vehicle traffic:

• Montague Street: from Court Street to Montague Terrace
• Remsen Street from Court Street to Montague Terrace
• Old Fulton Street from Hicks Street to Furman Street
• Furman Street from Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
• Columbia Heights from Montague Street to Old Fulton Street
• Hicks Street from Atlantic Avenue to Old Fulton Street

There will also be fireworks in Coney Island on the Fourth, following the Brooklyn Cyclones game.



Comments (13)


Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 12:39 PM

I like that fireworks. They explode pretty over big town.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 12:40 PM

I'ma watch the fireworks at a place where I can dip some stale pita triangles into a bowl of hummus

teeheehee, get it!? ya get it!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:03 PM

"Inappropriate Fireworks":

[A 2 minute comedy video!]

Posted by RogTy | July 3, 2014 1:18 PM

You post city boyz need to be making your own fireworkz between the sheetz with the frustrated post city galz.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | July 3, 2014 1:57 PM

^ Fuck, have some self respect Buckeye. Let the shit go already.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 2:16 PM

Or you can stay home and avoid all the smelly people.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 3:29 PM

No matter where you choose to celebrate, make sure to rock some jams from Tapioca and the Flea. #celebratebrooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 7:31 PM

on my fuk balloon

Posted by Taco Time For Mom & Dad | July 3, 2014 7:46 PM

7:48 - I doubt you're the long lost real Taco Time but kudos to you for being old school enough to even know to try and resurrect him.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 8:32 PM

Only 3 barges this year? Figures they would cheap out for the Brooklynites.

Posted by Anonymous | July 4, 2014 9:13 AM

Sorry, I'm a little bit newbie, I don't live close to any underground rock scene and I'm not from an English-speaking country... so can you explain me why metalheads can not be hipsters, and why people use hipster in a pejorative sense? Searching for non-mainstream music and fashion to me looks as a good thing for me, something which contrary to the definitions of 'people that don't like hipsters' seems quite authentical.

Posted by Madelyn | November 4, 2014 6:01 AM

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