Monday, July 4, 2011

LIC wants fireworks back

From the Daily News:

Queens didn't just lose a great view of the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display when the department store moved the annual show from the East River.

The borough's booming businesses also took a hit.

For more than a decade, local merchants in the neighborhood got a boost from the crowds that flooded its streets to catch a glimpse of the fireworks.

Macy's officials said the fireworks has changed locations over the years to accommodate different themes and maximize public viewing.

"This year's show design along the Hudson River celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty would not be possible on another waterway," said Macy's spokesman Orlando Veras.


Anonymous said...

What good is watching the fireworks in LIC if cunty developers pop up shitty-looking buildings from their dumb clits.

Anonymous said...

40 and 60 story buildings are planned or in the early stages of construction so unless you have a terrace there will not be much for Queens to see.

Pier passes will be issued by the lobby of the towers on a first come first served basis - so if you are not on the pier by 1 PM you can go f*ck yourself.

See what your politicians are doing with your taxes. Thanks Peter, Jimmy, Michael, Cathy and of course, Carolyn.

Anonymous said...

Ditto to the first two posts. With the new LIC waterfront, we wouldn't be able to see the fireworks from Queens no matter what river they were on. Macy's can move the fireworks to Dubuque for all I care.

Anonymous said...

Since you can't see the fireworks with all the new development, it's best to keep the fireworks on the West side where you at least have a view. Thank all your crooked politicians who lined their pockets with developer dollars for this one.

Anonymous said...

I don't care where they have them. I have seen so many wonderful fireworks shows over the years, so I won't feel cheated if I never see another NYC/Macy's show ever again. As this city is steadily becoming unliveable for the middle class, I will be leaving in a few years to a part of the country that REALLY knows how to celebrate America. While their July 4th fireworks might lack the epic tone of NYC, the true Spirit of 76 will be on display 365 days a year. Let NYC keep its phony, overblown spectacle, whether it be on the East or the Hudson River.

Joe said...

"would not be possible on another waterway,"

What BS !
They are using the same 6 barges and class fireworks.
The only difference is the music gets worse every year as NBCUniversal-General Electric get more and more control of it.
This year they are plugging Taio Cruz, El Jarabe Tapatio, Everclear, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry and some rap garbage.

A Great open viewing great spot is W29 street and 11 ave just below the west side Railroad yard---leave your radio home.

Anonymous said...

Agree with you Joe - the music was insipid.