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This Is How Many New Yorkers Saw The Fireworks Last Night

From Gowanus

Phot by Ryeofthetiger

From a 4th floor walkup in Park Slope. Photo by Erin S. [I wonder who she is!]

From Greenpoint. Photo by Valerio Bruscianelli

Last night, for the fourth year in a row, Macy’s held their 4th of July fireworks display over the Hudson River, a display that many New Yorkers—particularly residents of Brooklyn, Queens, and the east side of Manhattan—cannot see. Prior to this year’s event, State Senator Daniel Squadron and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio announced their online petition to bring the fireworks back to the East River—something even Mayor Bloomberg favors, at least on alternating years. {read more} The Gothamist

After a short while, my wife and I gave up and went inside to watch Nicholas Hytner‘s film The Madness of King George; a much cooler, thought-provoking experience.