Where To Catch The 2012 New York City Fireworks Spectacular

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Tomorrow evening will be the 36th annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show. This year, Forty-thousand fireworks will light up the night sky over the Hudson River. While this location is great for New Jersey residents, it’s not too great for Brooklynites.

Remember when the best seat in the house was along the Belt Parkway bike path?

The 2012 “Ignite the Night” show starts at 9 p.m. and features performances by pop star Katy Perry and country artist Kennny Chesney.

If you want to see the fireworks, you’ll have to troop into Manhattan’s West between 18th and 43rd streets. Get there as early as 5 p.m. to secure a good spot. Entrances to the public viewing sections include 11th Avenue at the following cross-streets: 24th Street, 26th-27th Streets, 29th Street, 33rd to 34th Streets, 40th Street, 42nd Street, 44th Street, 50th Street, 52nd Street, 54th Street and 56th to 57th Streets.

Remember, backpacks and lawn chairs are not allowed. Feel free to bring water and snacks, according to DNA Info.

Otherwise, hop on any of New York’s waterway cruises or find a rooftop party because unfortunately, this show is not easily seen by the folks living on the Southern end of Brooklyn.


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