NYC: Best Viewing Spots for 2015 Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Show

If you have a great view of the East River from Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens, then you are one lucky bastard!

The fireworks show are 9:20pm and should go for about 25 minutes!

Thanks to the Gothamist, here are the best places to go watch:

MANHATTAN
Public viewing will be set up along elevated portions of the F.D.R. Drive. The lanes will be opened to the public at approximately 7 p.m. with access at Houston, 23rd, 34th, and 42nd Streets.

QUEENS/BROOKLYN
The show is best seen from Brooklyn and Queens from any point with unobstructed views of the sky above the East River.

The double-barge located below the Brooklyn Bridge is best seen from:

MANHATTAN
Any point in Manhattan with an unobstructed view of the lower East River sky, including the South Street Seaport district.

Spectators on the Manhattan side may gain access to East River viewing areas from the following locations: Broad Street (ground level), Old Slip (upper level), Pearl Street at Frankfort Street.

BROOKLYN
Any point in Brooklyn with an unobstructed view of the lower East River sky.

SPECIAL NOTES:
All Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn access blocks will close as viewing areas fill up. Spectators will be re-directed to open access blocks as appropriate. All access points are subject to change up until the day of the event by NYPD.
All spectators should note that lawn chairs, blankets, backpacks/containers or other large bags will not be permitted into the public viewing locations for security purposes. Spectators are subject to search by NYPD.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE NOT VIEWING LOCATIONS FOR THE 2015 MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Battery Park
Battery Park City
Roosevelt Island
Hunter’s Point South Park

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