Fireworks to Return to Hudson

By on Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

NewYorkology discovered Macy’s has moved the Independence Day fireworks display to the Hudson River, sinking plans for an East River barge. Brooklyn’s loss is Hudson County’s gain, with five barges planned for the Hudson River. Hoboken will have a better view than Jersey City; in fact, the barges will begin at 24th Street and work north towards 50th Street, once again snubbing viewers in Liberty State Park. After several years of positioning a barge off of lower Manhattan, Macy’s up and shut down the downtown barge, and then convinced the New York Fire Department to prohibit Jersey City from launching their own barge. It seems New York maintains dominion over the Hudson River. For the last two years, a fireworks display has been launched from the ground at Liberty State Park.



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