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Old 06-28-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Last year the Macy's fireworks were only over the Hudson river and therefore the NYC residents along the East river (mainly Queens & Brooklyn) were unable to view the fireworks in a convenient fashion. I think that the fireworks should be on both sides of Manhattan especially over the East river. What do you think?
There is a petition for Macy's not to leave the East river dark for anyone interested in signing it:
Tell Macy's: Don't Leave Brooklyn & Queens in the Dark | NYC Public Advocate
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I dont see the big deal. Be grateful that Macy's puts on a fireworks display at all. Nothing is stopping people from Bklyn and Queens from taking the subway to Manhattan's west side to view them. Was it fair to those who lived on Manhattan's west side when Macy's had the show in the East River year after year? No, but I doubt they cried about it. I'm sure they did the same thing I suggested Bklyn and Queens residents do.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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Didn't they already pick the Hudson again this year? Lol sort of late now...
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Macy's announces it will not move Fouth of July fireworks show to East River | 7online.com


"Macy's 4th of July Fireworks have been fired from various waterways/locations in New York City for more than 30 years. Macy's works closely with various city agencies on the show with many factors contributing to the location including show design, scale/size of the pyrotechnics, safety requirements, city resources and secured public viewing location availability.

"This year, Macy's Fireworks will take place on the Hudson River with barges positioned between 18th and 48th Streets providing 2 miles of public viewing space. While the show will be on the Hudson River this year, Macy's Fireworks will continue to take place in and around all of New York City's waterways, and will not be a permanent fixture in any one location. Exclusively limiting the show to any particular area would greatly hinder the creative freedom that has made it the nation's best and largest Independence Day display."

The Hudson was the original place for the fireworks back in the 70's anyway,off of Riverside Park, so the East River doesn't really have any claim on them.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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Would be cool to have fireworks launched from both the Hudson and East Rivers
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Would be cool to have fireworks launched from both the Hudson and East Rivers
In 2005 the fireworks were both in the East River as well as the Hudson River as there were 3 barges:
NYC.gov - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, 2005
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Doesn't Queens have fireworks up in Astoria?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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This Is How Many New Yorkers Saw The Fireworks Last Night:
This Is How Many New Yorkers Saw The Fireworks Last Night: Gothamist
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