It’s here: Tonight, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will light up the sky for its 43rd annual spectacle. And this year, the festivities will head south—specifically, back to barges around the Brooklyn Bridge.
According to Macy’s, its four fireworks barges will line up close to Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, and will “make the iconic Brooklyn Bridge the star of our show,” per a press release. That will also include launching slightly milder blasts from the 136-year-old landmark itself.
That means the best vantage points for this year’s event will be in lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn neighborhoods closest to the bridge—so start pestering your friend with roof access who lives in Brooklyn Heights now.
But if you don’t want to be squished among the sure-to-be-sweaty crowds at those street-level spots, never fear: We’ve gathered some of the best ways to watch the July 4 fireworks, many of which are located at a safe remove—i.e., on a boat in the East River.Read More