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Fourth of July Fireworks Redistributed to the Outer Boroughs

The New York City skyline is seen in the distance as fireworks explode over the Hudson River
Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Under Mayor de Blasio, Manhattan has to share its fireworks. After five years on the Hudson, the annual Macy’s July 4 celebration is moving back to the East River, where it can be seen by Brooklyn and Queens instead of New Jersey. “Now even more New Yorkers will get to take part in this extraordinary celebration, against the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge, the harbor and our skyline,” said the mayor, leaving out the part about using $100 bills pillaged from the Upper East Side as tinder.

July 4 Fireworks Moving Back to East River