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Viewing Locations – July 4th Fireworks – Harlem

By HarlemGuy                                                                                                                                 The Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show will offer stunning views on the west side between 20th and 55th Streets.  This year’s show is ”Gift of Freedom.”   It will include a special tribute to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  It will offer more than 40,000 fireworks, synchronized to a 25-minute musical performances by Beyonce, Nick Lachey and other stars are part of the lineup.  Optimal viewing will be on Manhattan’s west side between 20th and 55th streets.  The show starts at 9 p.m. Monday and lasts for 25 minutes, but Macy’s recommends staking out spots from 5 p.m.  There are several viewing options.

Below are a few simple suggestions.

Twelfth  Avenue and the West Side Highway.  Beginning at 6 p.m., Twelfth Avenue and the northbound lanes of the West Side Highway from 23rd to 59th Streets will turn into a giant block party for the nation’s birthday bash. Access points will be at the following streets: 24th, 26th to 30th, 34th, 40th to 44th, 47th to 52nd, and 54th to 57th.

Hudson River Park at Pier 54 and Pier 84.  These piers jut out into the Hudson River and promise phenomenal views. Pier 54, located on West Street and 13th Street, will have limited access from 14th Street, according to Macy’s website. The Pier 84 dock is located between West 44th and West 43rd streets in Midtown West. Limited access will be available at 44th Street.