New York City’s Independence Day fireworks show will take place on the East Side Midtown this year.
Reports indicate that Macy’s will move their barges away from their previous location near the Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan. Instead, the 41st annual show will launch from barges between 24th St. and 41st St. on the East River.
“Many factors contribute to the choice of location including show design, size/scale of the pyrotechnics used, safety requirements, accessible public viewing locations and available city resources, to name a few,” the company said in a statement. “These elements change from year to year.”
While the new location might affect Fourth of July celebrations in Brooklyn, Macy’s has promised that the upcoming show will be their biggest in over a decade. Macy’s Branded Entertainment vice president Susan Tercero spoke to New York Post, promising that this year’s show will have nearly 10,000 more rocket shells than the last, and will include several new colors.
“The whole show really builds on itself,” said Tercero. “We have something called the golden mile, where it’s nothing but a beautiful display of golden fireworks that go on for what seems like forever. It’s loud, it’s colorful. You can’t see the sky or buildings — you just see fireworks.”
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