Front Row Fourth of July Fireworks

If you lived in New York City prior to 2009, you might recall feeling some angst when the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks relocated from the East River to the Hudson River. Basically if you lived on the East side or Brooklyn, you had no view of grand explosions on our nation’s birthday. Instead, you may have enjoyed a sort of wild-west rooftop shoot-out with DIY firecrackers and bottle rockets.

Well, in 2015 the fireworks were back on the East River with a vengeance and the barges pulled right up to Transmitter Park, giving Greenpointers a first-class view. I’ve said before that if you’ve seen one fireworks display you’ve seen them all, but this was one exception.