New Jersey Gets to Watch the Fireworks This Year


Residents of the West Side of Manhattan, particularly in midtown, are gearing up to watch the Macy’s fireworks display from their apartments for the first time since 2000. According to the Times, this has caused countless changes in July 4 plans for people with terraces and roof access — and the view-rich High Line Park has been closed to avoid any overcrowding (or collapse!) potential. But there is an unforeseen side effect, too: New Jersey, instead of Brooklyn and Queens, also gets to watch our fireworks — for free! What do we think of this?

Related: Read our rundown of where to watch the ‘works on friendly shores.