Macy’s fireworks show to be over Hudson River again

For the third consecutive year, Queens residents will be shut out from viewing Macy’s July 4 fireworks as the display will again explode over the Hudson River.
Queens’ loss is New Jersey’s gain as many of the prime viewing spots are located along the Jersey waterfront.
For 15 years prior to 2009, the East River was home to Macy’s annual firework show providing many spots for Queens residents to take in the display. In 2009, to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage down the river that now nears his name, Macy’s moved the fireworks to Manhattan’s Westside where it has stayed since.
(Vote for where you think the fireworks should be in The Queens Courier poll)
The East River runs through the center of the city and provided views of the fireworks from Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. In years past crowds gathered in Long Island City, Astoria and Maspeth to celebrate America’s birthday.
For those who want to still view the firework display, the best spots according to Manhattan.about.com are along the northbound lanes of the West Side Highway and 12th Avenue between 20th and 59th Streets.

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