For the past three years, the Macy’s big Fourth of July fireworks have been only on the Hudson River, viewable from Manhattan, leaving Brooklyn residents without a waterside viewing spot. So today, local state Senator Daniel Squadron, Council Member Stephen Levin and others are rallying at Brooklyn Bridge Park to urge Macy’s to bring its Fourth of July fireworks to the East River this year.
If you’d like to attend, the rally is at 1:45 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1.
In 2009, Macy’s moved the fireworks to the Hudson River to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s journey up the river.
Squadron and the other local politicians are also proposing a plan to create a consistent process for notifying communities about planned fireworks shows.