July 4

Fireworks and ‘Wild West’ Lawlessness at Pier 35

Posted July 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

Pier 35 on the July 4 holiday was crazy, according to several reader reports. An extension of the nightly fireworks that have plagued the pandemic shutdown for months. However, as neighbors noted, the Independence Day iteration of pyrotechnics lasted much longer – eight straight hours. Neighbors tell us that at least 300 hundred people were in […]


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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July 4 Bandits Plunder Banco Popular on Delancey During Fireworks Show

Posted July 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The great Delancey Street bank robbery of 2014 transpired on July 4. One word – “Amurica.” It was something straight from a movie script. A group of thieves capitalized on the collective patriotism of July 4 by scaling the Banco Popular at 134 Delancey, and sawing through its roof. The heist was reportedly timed to […]

Happy Independence Day!

Posted July 4, 2014 at 11:08 am

You might be too sun-burnt to read this. Or you’re at a BBQ, a picnic, the beach – something summertime awesome. So here are a few quick pics to remind you that the United States of America has been basking in this glorious holiday since 1776, the year the Committee of Five approved the Declaration of […]


Police Officer Shot at Essex and Grand on the Lower East Side [Updated]

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Since roughly 4:00 am this morning, an NYPD chopper has been combing the Lower East Side for a perpetrator.

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Happy 4th of July!

Posted July 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

Celebrate 4th of July with this great clip from The Sandlot. Soak up the nostalgia. Take it away, Ray. Time to hit up Chinatown for some fireworks…much like our youth. Be careful out there! For-Eh-Ver…

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“Independence Day” Speech Around New York City [Video]

Posted July 7, 2011 at 11:08 am

Independence Day was released in theaters fifteen years ago. One fan took to the streets reciting lines. Video after the jump!

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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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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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Bowery Ghost Town

Posted July 6, 2009 at 8:13 am

Noontime on Saturday, the Bowery was nearly devoid of any activity. It was a ghost town – empty sidewalks, few cars on the road, and no honking horns. Definitely a rare sight to behold.