This year’s show is set to be pretty spectacular with more than 48,000 shells and effects scheduled to burst off of five barges on the East River. The show will begin at 9:25pm and lasts for about 25 minutes. In the event of rain, the start time may be delayed.
And though the show “may be viewed from the comforts of home and any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River in Midtown,” shared Macy’s, they’re designating official viewing points for the spectacular show.
Here are specific elevated public viewing areas recommended by Macy’s, along with lesser known (and populated) spots across NYC that offer great views of the East River and are perfect for spectating, including:
1. E. 42nd St. & FDR Drive
(enter at 1st Ave & E 42nd St.)
2. E. 34th St. & FDR Drive
(enter at 1st Ave & E 34th St.)
3. E. 23rd St. & FDR Drive
(enter at 1st Ave & E 23rd St.)
4. Hole in the Wall
(Murray Hill Location on the East River) Sip on our special Secret NYC Martini while you await the fireworks show!
5. Transmitter Park
(Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn)
6. Bushwick Inlet Park
(Kent Ave, Brooklyn)
7. Marsha P. Johnson State Park
(90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn)
8. Brooklyn Grange, Sunset Park
(850 Third Avenue. Roof, Brooklyn)
9. Gantry Plaza State Park
(4-09 47th Rd, Queens)
10. Astoria Park
(19 19th St, Astoria)
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