NYC Fourth of July (Part 3) - Macy's Fireworks


We continued our long Fourth of July day by trying to catch the famous "Macys fireworks". I had never seen them (not even on tv), so I wasn't sure what they looked like or what was the best place to see them. However, we knew were closed enough in Little Italy to walk to the East Side towards the river. After a while it became a little clear in what direction to go to as a mass of people proceed to walk towards a highway. We figured we should follow one of the groups, and we were so glad we did.



It turns out that this group of people was heading towards the fireworks themselves. The city had closed off the highway nearest to the fireworks and people could fill the roads to see them. We walked for a while, and stood for longer. I also grew very impatient as I thought we had a bad angle of the fireworks since were getting farther and farther away from the Brooklyn Bridge. We had already passed under it on our way into the highway. However, around 9:30pm we found out we had one of the best views. We were right there in front of them. The perfect view!

These Macy's fireworks were stunning! They are ranked one of the best 4th of July fireworks in the country and it was a beautiful sight to see. From where we were, we could see the streets below us were completely filled with people. Each year, these fireworks attract millions of people in the NYC streets and on TV.  

I wish I had been higher up in a building, or well.. taller. See the heads in the photo above? Short people problems, indeed. There were fireworks everywhere and I had to tippytoe the whole time to get these fab shots! The Brooklyn Bridge was lit up and some surprise fireworks were shot from there too, so I had to pay attention in all directions. Like everything we've done so far, I completely recommend seeing these fireworks, at least once. We were very glad we decided to go looking for them, but I will warn you that with this amount of people out in the streets, you will have to walk all the way back home! Streets, subways, shops, and restaurants were completely packed aftwerwards. But that's all in the fun of it, right? 


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