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Best Rooftop Bars in NYC to watch July 4th Fireworks
Sky Room at 330 West 40th StreetFor $125 you can enjoy a 5 hour open premium bar, DJ, a 4th of July style picnic filled with burgers, chicken tenders and pigs in a blanked and most importantly insane views of the fireworks from the "highest rooftop" lounge in NYC!
Soaked at 150 Lafayette StreetFor a mear $200 you can enjoy 4th of July at Soaked! The tickets include a unlimited Beer, Wine and Truffle Popcorn from 6-10pm.
Sky Terrace at 356 West 58th StreetSky Terrace is a rooftop "oasis" at the Hudson Hotel where you have unobstructed views of the city and the fireworks display on the west side. Tickets include a 1 hour open bar and DJ's Rawse J. Schott and Brandon James will be partying from 6:30-11 pm.
July 4th Fireworks in Brooklyn & Queens is a no-go for 5th Year
For the fifth year Brooklyn & Queens are excluded from celebrating the Macy's fireworks celebration.
The Bloomberg administration has nixed Macy's proposal to add a East River display, citing a nearly $2 million extra cost to protect the people at the new viewing areas according to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
"It would have been an unbelievable show and worth the investment, but I don't make those decisions," Markowitz said.
If Brooklynites and Queens residents are willing to make that long trek to Manhattan, find our recommendations below!
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in NYC 2013: 37th Annual Celebration!
This is the event that you're looking for in NYC. At 9:00 PM sharp on Thursday, July 4, 2013, the Hudson River will light up from a sparkling 25-minute with more than 40,000 fireworks coming from four barges. This year's show has the theme It Begins with a Spark, presumably a new and creative way to say "FIREWORKS SHOW EVERYBODY." The all-star line-up includes Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Selina Gomez with Usher hosting.
If you aren't in New York or you prefer the comfort and quiet of your couch, the show starts at 8pm on NBC.
Views of the New York City Fireworks 2013
July 4th NYC Views from New Jersey
The best views of the firework show will include those off the Jersey City shore, but space will be limited for the hordes of New Jerseyians trying to get a piece of NYC, so arrive early. Hoboken is also a great choice, located farther up the river but well within range of the show, which is expected to stretch over a mile long.
4th of July NYC Cruises
There will also be cruises available to watch the fireworks show from, for an up close and personal view. TheSpirit of New York offers a cruise from 6 - 11 PM, with a great view of the fireworks, for $263.90 per person. Other options include the $89 Circle Line Cruise and the$350 World Yacht Cruise.
The Manhattan Side: 4th Of July Parties
From the land in Manhattan, there's also a wealth of options, including the Hudson Terrace July 4th Fireworks Party at $85 a person, and the July 4th Private Pier Party for $89, giving you an exclusive look from the piers of NYC.
If you're looking the BEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN NYC to watch the fireworks from, check out The Best Neighborhoods in Manhattan.
Got it? Now get out there and celebrate all of the American ideals: loud noises, lights, and drunken renditions of patriotic songs. Or head to AddressReport for full set of info about your neighborhood and apartment. It's your choice.