We hate to say it, but this Fourth of July is looking a bit bleak. We already know that there’s a 100 percent chance of rain and now, there’s news that the city has blocked off the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfronts. Guess we won’t be watching the fireworks from there now.
A tipster relayed the news to Gothamist today, spotting signs bearing this message:
This area will be Closed at 7:00 p.m. on July 3, 2014 and will Reopen at 9:00 a.m. on July 5, 2014.
The Parks Department also confirmed the signs, stating that they’re very adamant that spectators head to Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to take in the show. Meanwhile, the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfronts will have “partial or obstructed views” and the following parks will be closed to the public:
North 5th Street Pier.
Transmitter Park’s Pier. The rest of the park will be open.
The upper portion (sloped roof) of Bushwick Inlet Park, and direct access to the water’s edge at that park.
Direct access to the water’s edge at Grand Ferry Park.
So, there you go. #deblasiosnewyork
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