Friday, July 2, 2010

No Fourth Of July East River Fireworks Viewing From Roosevelt Island For 2010 - On Hudson River Again But This Is What It Was Like In 2008

You Tube Video of July 4 2008 Fireworks at Southpoint Park Roosevelt Island

There will be no viewing of the July 4 Independence Day celebration from Roosevelt Island again this year as the Macy's Fireworks Celebration will be set off from barges in the Hudson instead of East River for the second straight year. As NewYorkology reported back in April:
... For the second year in a row, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will light up the skies above the Hudson River, again snubbing the East River which had been the most frequent location for decades....
and NewYorkology received this response from Macy's as to the reason for this year's move to the Hudson River:
...The Hudson allows us to put on the massive show we planned this year celebrating the nation’s independence and the its unique musical heritage. With 6 extra long barges, positioned end to end we are able to cover more than 30 city blocks and heights of up to 1000 feet with multi-tiered fireworks. The public viewing is also great for this design on the west side with its non elevated highway and various piers and parks that allow for increased viewing of the show’s multi level effects...
Take a look at the video of the 2008 East River Fireworks from Southpoint Park. Simply spectacular!

Roosevelt Island 360 shows us what it was like trying to evacuate the Island of guests following the 2008 July 4 Fireworks Celebration.

Time Out New York shows us the best places to watch the fireworks and other things to do on the July 4 weekend.