Where to view the fireworks

This July 4th, New York City will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the fireworks shows sponsored by Macy’s. The displays usually begin after 9 p.m. and this year, there are a handful of public viewing spots in Manhattan. Getting there much earlier is recommended to claim a spot and also because streets can be closed down later by the NYPD.

Barges will be located at the Brooklyn Bridge as well as four spots between 18th and 34th Streets, according to Macy’s online viewing map.

Public viewing spots in Manhattan are at: Broad Street, Upper Level; Old Slip, Upper Level; Frankfront and Pearl Streets; FDR and Houston Street, FDR and 23rd Street, FDR and 34th Street and FDR at 42nd Street. ADA/special needs accessible viewing areas will be at 18th Street and Avenue C and 34th Street and the FDR Drive.

Waterside Plaza will be hosting a party for residents outside on the Plaza and Stuyvesant Town will also have a viewing party via livestream for residents on the Oval from 7-9:45 p.m.

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