Nobody Celebrates the 4th of July Like the People of New York City

Nobody Celebrates the 4th of July Like the People of New York City

Some might try, but nobody celebrate America's Independence Day like New York City!

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This year, the 38th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks will make its return to the East River and light up the night from one of New York's most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!

The public viewing area stretches along 12th Avenue below 59th Street in Manhattan. Radio station 1010AM will also run an original fireworks soundtrack for those with sets handy. As usual, the best bet for transportation is to leave the car at home and use the extensive public transportation system to avoid the throng of traffic that usually comes with New York's most popular holiday celebration.

Every July 4th, New York City hosts one of the most spectacular fireworks shows you're likely to find on this planet. From rooftops, balconies, parks, boardwalks and highways, spectators gather along the East River and the Hudson to get a front-row view of the show. The approximately 30-minute display fires over 1,100 shells per minute and will be coordinated from several barges at various locations in the two rivers (placement varies from year-to-year).

The fame Golden Mile is always a highlight of long-standing tradition of Macy’s Fireworks: a multi-layer explosion that stretches across the skyline for over a mile, filling it with a golden light from the water’s edge to 1,200 feet in the air. While the maritime configuration of the show can change from one year to the next, the displays usually emanate from barges placed along the East River between Greenpoint/Williamsburg and the East Village, near South Street Seaport and the Financial District, and in the Hudson River between Midtown/Chelsea and New Jersey. 

You can also see the fireworks in HDTV on NBC starting at 9 pm EST. Listen to a music simulcast on 1010 WINS radio.