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    NYC Fireworks via Brooklyn Heights (61 picts)

    2005 NYC FIREWORKS

    From the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

    3 hours prior to the start of the NYC fireworks show, a stroll through Brooklyn Heights.




    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, lovely on any day with its sweeping views of downtown Manhattan, is one of the most popular spots in Brooklyn to catch the NYC fireworks. To secure a prime viewing spot you have to setup camp mid-afternoon.

















    Leaving the Promenade, heading down to the Brooklyn Bridge.










    Back up on the Promenade.











    South Street Seaport.



    One of the fireworks barges. Staten Island Ferry on the right.



    The show begins.























    The show concludes.






    Thank You

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    Very Good Pictures. Thank-you.
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    Nice pictures.

    It looks like a bunch of Midwesterners there. I guess all of the pretty people are in Manhattan.

    All of the immigrants in my neighborhood go down to Indiana and stock up on illegal fireworks for the fourth. It sounds like the bombing of Verdun from a half hour before sundown to about 1:00 AM. So there's no reason to go downtown, unless I want some peace and quiet.

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    Yes, not having been to NYC, I really enjoyed seeing these pics. I have always wanted to go there for the Fourth.

    All of the immigrants in my neighborhood go down to Indiana and stock up on illegal fireworks for the fourth. It sounds like the bombing of Verdun from a half hour before sundown to about 1:00 AM. So there's no reason to go downtown, unless I want some peace and quiet
    Same thing with me, except substitute immigrants for rednecks and Indiana for Wyoming.
    We had a good show out in the sticks this year, but it ran a little late...
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    Great....

    Thanks for the Pics.....very cool setting......
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    Attractive area, I'd like to stroll there a bit.

    Congressman Weiner? hahaha...

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    Congressman Weiner? hahaha...
    He's running for mayor actually....

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    Beautiful neighborhood, beautiful photographs, beautiful fireworks, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

    New York is so...now the world's most beautiful city, imo.

    Americans should swell with pride.




    Now there are a couple of other things about this country...

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    Good photos! Thanks.
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    Great pics! In '02 I watched the NYC fireworks from a NY Waterways ferry about 1/2 mile up from the Manhattan Bridge. IMO the Promenade looks like a better spot. Out on the water all these boats are jockeying for space. They don't drop anchor but keep their motors going so they don't hit each other. Standing out there in the heat for a few hours on a packed boat, breathing diesel fumes is not something I would recommend. I felt like I would pass out! All kinds of craft were out there, from plutocrats' yachts to little outboards. We passed Steve Forbes' giant yacht, The Highlander. Now that would be a nice boat to watch the fireworks from. But the fireworks were spectacular and there was nothing blocking the view. Maybe I'll go to Brooklyn Heights next time and save my $50!
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    I miss living on the East Coast and bigger historic cities.
    Great photos! It looks like you had a good time.

    Off-topic:
    I think it is funny how many people are taking pictures with there cell phones, and is that a UFO in the 3rd to last picture?
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    Thanks everyone.

    Quote Originally posted by boilerplater
    IMO the Promenade looks like a better spot.
    It sure beats the FDR. The largest viewing area for the fireworks is a closed-off section of the elevated highway FDR Drive on the east side of Manhattan. I was up there a few years ago, it was hell on earth. The heat from the asphalt never disipated. 10 minutes into the show a steady stream of spectators (including myself) began to evacuate to find relief.

    A view of the Promenade from a downtown highrise:


    Taken from this thread-
    http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...threadid=80728

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    I love Brooklyn Heights. Did you happen to find any of the Huxtables? Especially, Denise!!
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