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Kings County streets set to close ahead of Fourth of July celebrations

Blasted: Macy’s will bring its popular Fourth of July firework display to Brooklyn Bridge this year and will launch tens of thousands of shells and effects from the span and four barges in the East River.
Kent Miller

It’s going to be difficult to navigate through Brooklyn Thursday as the borough prepares for the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks extravaganza.

The NYPD announced the street closures for tomorrow’s Fourth of July celebrations near the Brooklyn waterfront.

Authorities will close off many streets to traffic during America’s birthday in neighborhoods near the Brooklyn Bridge, including Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, and Fulton Ferry Landing with limited parking starting Wednesday night.

There will be no parking from 11 p.m. Wednesday until the following midnight Thursday, and cops will close streets to vehicular traffic from 2 p.m. Thursday until midnight.

Anyone parked in a parking garage within these “frozen zones” will have to get their vehicles in or out before 2 p.m., according to authorities.

Police will also clear the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge foot and bike paths — at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively — and will close off several exits of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Police advise attendees to use public transportation if they’re going to view the fireworks, which shoot off from the bridge and from barges anchored between Piers One and Five at 9:20 p.m.

They note that all street closures, frozen zones, and no parking locations are subject to change without prior notice.

Here’s a rundown of the affected streets:

Brooklyn Heights

Montague Street (Henry Street to Montague Terrace)

Remsen Street (Hicks Street to Montague Terrace)

Pierrepont Street (Hicks Street to Columbia Heights)

Old Fulton Street (Prospect Street to Furman Street)

Furman Street (Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue)

Joralemon Street (Court Street to Furman Street)

Columbia Heights (Montague Street to Old Fulton Street)

Willow Street (Pierrepont Street to Poplar Street)

Clark Street (Cadman Plaza West to Columbia Heights)

Pineapple Street (Hicks Street to Columbia Heights)

Orange Street (Henry Street to Columbia Heights)

Cranberry Street (Hicks Street to Columbia Heights)

Grace Court (Hicks Street to the dead end)

Love Lane (Hicks Street Henry Street)

Middagh Street (Henry Street to Columbia Heights)

Schermerhorn Street (Court Street to Clinton Street)

Cadman Plaza West (Tillary Street to Middagh Street)

Atlantic Avenue (Hicks Street to Furman Street)

Dumbo and Fulton Ferry Landing

Water Street (Bridge Street to Old Fulton Street)

Plymouth Street (Main Street to Bridge Street)

John Street (Bridge Street to Adams Street)

Main Street (Front Street to Plymouth Street)

York Street (Washington Street to Front Street)

Front Street (Old Fulton Street to Adams Street)

Adams Street (Front Street to John Street)

Adams Street (Tillary Street to Sands Street)

Washington Street (Prospect Street to Plymouth Street)

Pearl Street (Prospect Street to Sands Street)

Jay Street (Prospect Street to John Street)

Anchorage Place (Plymouth Street to Front Street)

Pearl Street (Plymouth Street to Front Street)

Bridge Street (Plymouth Street to John Street)

Bridge Street (York Street to Water Street)

Doughty Street (Hicks Street to Furman Street)

Vine Street (Hicks Street to Columbia Heights)

Concord Street (Flatbush Avenue Extension to Jay Street)

Gold Street (Tillary Street to Nassau Street)

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Exit 27, eastbound and westbound Atlantic Avenue exit ramps

Exit 28, eastbound Cadman Plaza West exit ramp

Exit 28A, westbound Cadman Plaza West exit ramp

Exit 28B, eastbound Brooklyn Bridge entry ramp

Exit 29, westbound Tillary Street exit ramp

Exit 29B, eastbound Tillary Street exit ramp

For more information on where to view the Brooklyn Bridge fireworks and other patriotic celebrations around Kings County, check out our guide.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.

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