Firecrackers Cause $20K in Damages at Rivington Street Bodega

Posted July 12, 2022 at 5:01 am

The owner of SX Gourmet Deli on Rivington Street is out thousands of dollars after July 4 fireworks exploded his exterior utility unit. Shortly after 4:00pm on July 4, unknown individuals on the north side of the street shot fireworks that scored a direct hit on the corner bodega. The incendiaries landed in the cage […]

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Two Bridges Waterfront Esplanade is Closed to Pedestrians for July 4 Fireworks

Posted July 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

Apparently, a closeup view of the fireworks is now an elitist activity. For the first time in recent memory, local residents will not be allowed to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from the esplanade of the Two Bridges waterfront. The annual tradition of incendiaries is back by the Brooklyn Bridge for the first […]

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Last Night’s Fireworks Over Lower Manhattan

Posted September 28, 2011 at 6:09 am

The fireworks display last night in Lower Manhattan definitely seemed to echo much louder than usual.

NYPD Detonates Confiscated Fireworks [Video]

Posted July 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

Watch as the NYPD detonates a mother-load of confiscated fireworks at some firing range in the Bronx on July 1. Video after the jump!

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New York Water Taxi Celebrates 10 Years with Fireworks

Posted June 22, 2011 at 6:18 am

At roughly 9 pm last night, thunderous thudding pounded the downtown area, enough to draw crowds onto the streets. What was it?

Fireworks Show at South Street Seaport Last Night [Video]

Posted October 4, 2010 at 6:28 am

Last night, downtowners were treated to a fireworks display courtesy of the Association of Indians in America. Mortars were fired from Pier 15 at the South Street Seaport to honor the start of the 19th Commonwealth Games, held this year in Delhi.

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Happy 4th of July!

Posted July 4, 2010 at 9:44 am

Happy 4th of July, everyone!  Here is a little ditty from School House Rock.

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Memorial Day Fireworks [Video]

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:25 am

Some memorial day fireworks last night, courtesy of Essex Street residents near Stanton.  A whole assortment of pyro was in effect, echoing through the streets.

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The New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony [Video]

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Yesterday was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the tiger.  Thousands gathered in the tight quarters of Sara D. Roosevelt Park (basketball court in the functioning half of Hester Street Playground) to kick off the celebration with a bang.  Indeed, it was the annual New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony, a […]

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