July 4 Fireworks Moved Back to East River This Year

Photo by Montag007

Photo by Montag007

The Macy’s annual 4th of July fireworks show will finally be moved back to the East River at the Brooklyn Bridge and on East River barges, Mayor de Blasio and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today.

The last time Macy’s held its fireworks show on the East River was in 2008. In 2009 it was moved to the Hudson River to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage; it has stayed there since.

From State Senator Daniel Squadron — “I’m pleased to have pushed for this with Public Advocate de Blasio for years and now — more fruitfully — to partner with Mayor de Blasio and Macy’s to get it done. I look forward to enjoying the show with millions more New Yorkers in more boroughs for years to come.”

According to the NY Daily News, City officials expect some 3 million people to turn out for the display. Prime viewing spots will include Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Dumbo waterfront and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, where the plan was announced today.