Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Moves from East River to Hudson River


july-4-fireworksYou just purchased a condo in Williamsburg with a rooftop terrace overlooking the East River, but don’t send out that 4th of July firework-watching party invite to your friends just yet: They’re being moved to the Hudson River this year. Macy’s sure loves change. The move is likely just for one year, however, and it’s “to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage to what would become New York.”

Six barges will be set up between 24th and 50th streets.

Macy’s Fireworks debuted in 1958 on the Hudson and actually held a special event in 1959 to mark the 350th Anniversary of the Henry Hudson voyage.

{Gothamist/ Newscenter}