This year, NYC's fireworks were launched over the Hudson River, rather than their usual spot on the east side of the island. This was great for us--we live a stone's throw away from the Hudson! We headed over to join the crowd of spectators and discovered that the elevated West Side Highway was closed to cars so that pedestrians could view the show! It was weird standing underneath the highway signs.
Looking across the river, we had a nice view of the sun setting over New Jersey.
Soon the blast-off began!!! There were five barges in the water (brought to you by Macy's) that were shooting off their fireworks simultaneously.