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  1. celebrations
    What We Know About Trump’s Second Annual July 4th CelebrationAfter a fireworks show above Mount Rushmore, Trump will head back to D.C. for more fireworks and flyovers.
  2. local news
    Mayor de Blasio Announces Task Force to Crack Down on Illegal FireworksA team of officers and fire department members will go after the suppliers, the mayor said.
  3. fourth of july
    Everything We Know About Trump’s July 4 EventThe “Salute to America” is really a salute to Donald Trump.
  4. the national interest
    Trump Is Packing the July 4 Fireworks Because He’s Afraid of Getting BooedA president who rarely goes out in public faces the possibility of hostile crowds.
  5. Clinton Campaign Extinguishes Election Night Fireworks ShowA New York City official said the the two-minute display has been called off.
  6. new york city
    Teen Seriously Injured in Central Park BlastNYPD bomb-squad investigators have found no evidence that the incident was connected to terrorism, and are now looking for the fireworks “hobbyist” who constructed the device.
  7. train robberies
    Feds Recover 500 Pounds of Fireworks Nabbed in Midwest Train HeistA hot tip helped the ATF locate more than 30 cases of commercial-grade fireworks that had been stolen from a Detroit-bound freight train.
  8. don’t do that
    Man Dies After Launching a Firework Off His HeadHe’d been drinking.
  9. Study Warns of Toxic Air From Fourth of July FireworksMore proof that everything fun is bad for you.
  10. NYPD Testing System That Could Distinguish Gunfire From FireworksMayor Bill de Blasio announced that about 300 sensors are set to be placed around the city.
  11. crimes and misdemeanors
    Cops Arrest Dozens in Pre–Fourth of July Crackdown on Fireworks, FunDon’t even try to bring them in from out of state.
  12. bill de blasio’s new york
    Fourth of July Fireworks Redistributed to the Outer BoroughsAfter five years on the Hudson, the show will return to the East River.
  13. scary things
    Something Exploded in the Bronx Last NightAuthorities say it was fireworks, but many aren’t buying it.
  14. the third terminator
    Bloomberg Wants to Protect Us From Sparkler-Wielding TerroristsAnd too much Fourth of July fun.
  15. ironic crimes
    Fire Department Employee Insufficiently Committed to Fire Safety Either that or fireworks are perfectly safe.
  16. sharing
    New Jersey Gets to Watch the Fireworks This YearFor the first time in nine years, the Fourth of July display will take place on the Hudson. But have we disenfranchised Queens and Brooklyn?
  17. photo op
    Not Drizzle, Not Humidity, Not Dark of Night… Flickr is, unsurprisingly, filled today with a few thousand shots of the Macy’s fireworks on the East River. Our favorites, we think, are by Flickr user JBParker, who snapped this smoke-and-color-filled shot — but, truth is, the show looks better in nearly all of them than we remember it looking to us last night. Of course, that might be because now we’re not getting drizzled on. New York City Fireworks [Flickr]
  18. announcements
    Every Day’s the Fourth of July We’re off tomorrow, as we suspect you are, too. Macy’s says the big show starts at 9 p.m., with “120,000 burst of color” shot from four barges in the East River, three between 23rd and 42nd Streets and one south of the Brooklyn Bridge. We’ll be watching from Brooklyn Heights; if all else fails, there’s always the NBC broadcast. See you Thursday, ideally sunburned and hung-over.
  19. early and often
    Could Bloomberg’s Fireworks Phobia Hurt Presidential Plans? If presidential candidate Bloomberg, should there be a presidential candidate Bloomberg, hopes to snag a certain key swing state, he might want to revisit his get-tough position on fireworks. Last year, citing safety concerns, Bloomberg caused a stir among pyrotechnics enthusiasts by sending undercover NYPD cops to the parking lots of fireworks stands in Pennsylvania. New York’s Finest followed purchasers back to the city (where the cops have jurisdiction) and seized the buyers’ caches and — in some cases — their cars. This year, the NYPD has similar plans, as does the New York State Police, which for the first time in recent years is also piling onto the annual July 4 anti-fireworks crackdown. All of which has pyrotechnics peddlers pissed.