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Where to watch Macys 2010 fireworks in NYC

WHAT: Macys Fireworks Display 2010

WHERE: The Hudson River, NYC

WHEN: 4th July, Independence Day

WHAT TIME: 9:20 pm

BEST VIEWS: See below

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This year the best fireworks display in America will illuminate the sky above the Hudson River again. So where is the best place to watch the fireworks on July 4th?

The very best views will be from Manhattans West Side in between 23rd and 59th Street. Pedestrian access to the viewing areas will be via the following streets: 24th, 26th through 30th, 34th, 40th through 44th, 47th through 52nd, and 54th through 57th.

If you are on foot, which is recommended, last year there was pedestrian access to the viewing area via 24th, 26th through 30th, 34th, 40th through 44th, 47th through 52nd, and 54th through 57th. So plenty of places to find a nice spot and crane your neck.

There are brilliant views from Hoboken and Weehawken and some decent spots in Jersey City and North Bergen. There will be big crowds along the Promenade on the Hudson River on Independence Day.

So why the crowds? Why the hype? This is the USA’s premier fireworks display and always guaranteed to impress, wherever you are watching it from. 1,500 shells per minute will be launched into the sky over the Hudson River from 6 barges between 24th and 50th Streets. This is going to be 26 minutes of non-stop pyro action that you do not want to miss for the July 4th celebrations.

Remember all the best viewing areas will become busy, early. So get there sharp and get your spot grabbed before the crowds gather. We suggest bringing plenty of water with you, a blanket for sitting on and anything else you think you might need to keep you entertained while waiting for the biggest fireworks display in North America on the 4th of July.

It is normal for the West Side Highway to become a huge street party. Don’t forget to go to the little boys or girls room before you get there for any facilities provided are likely to be unmentionable.

The Macy’s 4th July Fireworks were first shot into the sky above the Hudson in 1958 and have become a mainstay of New York’s Independence Day celebrations ever since.

Learn more about the performances, the singing and the entertainment that will be provided for all New Yorkers to enjoy on the nations birthday by clicking here.

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