If you haven’t heard yet, this year’s Macy’s July 4th fireworks will be visible from LIC! That’s right: grab a blanket and head to the water, because this year you won’t have to squint to see the big booms over the river.
After a kind of disappointing run of fireworks on the Hudson, and then last year back on the East River, but too far south to see, this year Long Island City is where it’s at for the big show. From a recent Queens Courier article:
The country’s largest pyrotechnic July Fourth display, the fireworks will be launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and from barges positioned on the lower East River.
“What this means, the fact that fireworks come back to the East River, means that countless more New Yorkers will now be able to enjoy what is really the greatest annual fireworks show in the country,” de Blasio said. “From Brooklyn to western Queens to the East Side of Manhattan, many more New Yorkers will be able to take part in this celebration, in their neighborhoods, on their rooftops, along the shoreline.”
This article has a great list of local businesses that are excited to have the show back, including Riverview Restaurant & Z Hotel.
So the big question is- where do you plan on watching this year’s fireworks?