With the wonderful weather we’ve been having lately, it’s finally not so hard to imagine all that summer will have to offer: Outdoor concerts/music festivals, Summerscreen, getting wasted at sidewalk cafés and, of course, fireworks!
According to the Daily News, Mayor De Blasio has done good by what is obviously his favorite borough and moved this year’s 4th of July fireworks back to the East River after five years of Hudson River shows. That means New Jersey is out of luck because this year’s show is all about New York City proper.
The fireworks will be shot off the Brooklyn Bridge and barges floating along the East River with the bridge acting as the center of the event for the first time since 1995. For primo viewing, you’ll have to head to Brooklyn Bridge Park, the DUMBO waterfront or the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
While there’s no guarantee (yet) that the show will stay on the East River, we can at least thank the mayor for taking care of this in such a timely manner. Now, summer really can’t come soon enough.
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