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Fourth of July in NYC

New York, NY, United States
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There's nothing quite like celebrating the Fourth of July in New York City. There's so much to do and the Macy's Fireworks show is so notorious that a lot of the country sits to watch it on television. Going in person, you'll encounter a large crowd but its definitely worth it becuase viewing it on TV isn't anything like viewing in person. Its one of those things you have to do once.
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Transportation

Roosevelt Island Tram Station (Manhattan Side)
Take a Ride on the Tram and visit Roosevelt ISland. There's a great farmers' market there on Saturdays.

Points of interest

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
Take a walk over this bridge for a great place to watch the fireworks.
Prospect Park
The crowd at the main fireworks event doesn't appeal to you? Try going to Prospect Park in Brooklyn is a great alternative.
East River Park
This park is nice to take a walk in. On the weekends, you can play a pick up game of soccer or basketball here.
Empire State Bldg
The empire state building isn't far from the fireworks show.

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