WNYPD: Macy’s Fireworks on East River this year, limited to no viewing from Blvd. East and Waterfront


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With the July Fourth holiday upon us, everyone wants to find a prime spot to see the fireworks. Unless you’re in a boat or a helicopter, Hudson County won’t have a front row seat in 2017.

According to West New York Police Director, Robert Antolos — the Macy’s Firework display is being held this year on the East River, meaning there will be limited to no viewing of the display from Boulevard East and the Waterfront area.

THE FOLLOWING ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE IN EFFECT:

BOULEVARD EAST – 51st to 60th St. will be closed at approximately 7:30 pm on July 4.
The closing will depend on the amount of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic along Boulevard East.
 If the determination is made to close the road it will be made by 7:30 pm.

PORT IMPERIAL BLVD. – will possibly be closed from the Weehawken Border to Guttenberg Border at approx. 7:30 pm on July 4th.
The closing will depend on the amount of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic along Port Imperial Blvd. If the determination is made to close the road it will be made by 7:30 pm.

THE ABOVE ROADS WILL BE RE-OPENED WHEN DEEMED SAFE FOR VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

THE FOLLOWING PARKING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT:

BOULEVARD EAST – NO PARKING between 12 pm and Midnight, 51st to 60th St. on the East and West sides of Boulevard East.

ANY VEHICLES PARKED ON BOULEVARD EAST BETWEEN THE ABOVE MENTIONED TIMES WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED.

PROHIBITIONS

  • NO Backpacks or Coolers permitted on Boulevard East from 12 pm to Midnight
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages will not be permitted.
  • No Fireworks, including sparklers will be permitted.
  • Barbeques on balconies or terraces are not permitted.
  • Use of rooftops for viewing of Fireworks or any other activity prohibited and will be strictly enforced. Landlords and/or property owners are responsible for keeping rooftops clear of people.

VISITORS

Residents: If you plan to have visitors to your home, they must arrive as early as possible. 
THEY MUST ARRIVE BEFORE THE ROAD IS CLOSED.

The road closure will occur anytime after 7:30 pm or earlier if conditions warrant. Due to traffic conditions or road closures, we recommend that guests arrive prior to 6 pm.

THE ABOVE RESTRICTIONS ARE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT ALL RESIDENTS HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE HOLIDAY.

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