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July 4th fireworks return to East River

April 14, 2014 By Michael Florio

Things will be lighting up this 4th of July for residents of Western Queens.

Macy’s annual Fourth of July Firework Show will return to the East River this summer, providing a better view for those in Long Island City and parts of Astoria.

In 2009 the fireworks show moved to the Hudson River, giving New Jersey the prime vantage point.

Now in the East River again, the fireworks will be shot off of barges and the Brooklyn Bridge. The location of these barges is not known yet, but they will be very visible from Long Island City and parts of Astoria, according to State Sen. Mike Gianaris’ office.

“This is a reason to celebrate,” State Sen. Mike Gianaris said.

“For too long, residents of our neighborhoods have been left out of what is not only a citywide, but a national event,” Gianaris said. “Once again, the Queens waterfront will be a participant in the grandest Independence Day celebration in the United States.”

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