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Blast from the park! Crowds watch July 4 fireworks in Brooklyn’s front yard • Brooklyn Paper

Blast from the park! Crowds watch July 4 fireworks in Brooklyn’s front yard

Oh say can you see: A spectator waves an American flag in Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 4 as celebratory fireworks explode above the East River.
Photo by Jason Speakman

Fans of patriotic pyrotechnics gathered by the thousands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday to celebrate Independence Day and “oooh” and “aaah” as fireworks exploded above the East River.

Onlookers cheered as Macy’s annual display of razzle and dazzle lit up the night sky, obscuring the distant Manhattan skyline behind bursts of red, white, and blue.

The extravaganza marked the second year in a row that the display has been visible to Brooklynites, after Mayor DeBlasio — a former denizen and representative of Park Slope — last year convinced the retail giant to move its display back to the East River, following five years of entertaining New Jerseyans on the Hudson.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz

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