Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular electrified the skies over NYC last night with booming blooms of reds, whites and blues. Hundreds of thousands of spectators were enthralled by the “patriotic canvass” erupting 1,000 feet over the Hudson River which included fiery spirals, glittering starbursts and even combustive smiley faces.

The 40,000 fireworks launched from six barges between 24th and 50th Sts. Capped a day of sunbathing, barbecues and readings of the Declaration of Independence.

Thermometers hit a high of 96[°F] in Central Park but the sweltering heat did little to spoil America’s 234th birthday bash.

As for me and my wife, we were holed up in our air conditioned domain watching James Cagney in YANKEE DOODLE DANDY at the time.

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