Friday, July 4, 2008

Brooklyn July 4 Fireworks Crowds: Biggest Ever?

This is not official -- but we've never seen Fourth of July fireworks crowds as big in the Brooklyn Heights/Fulton Ferry/Dumbo area as we saw last night.

The shot above shows the Brooklyn Heights Promenade -- always a zoo -- more than an hour before the show. Looks like the DOT was right: full capacity, 70 - 80,000 people.

Fulton Ferry Landing was also packed. To the left is Bargemusic, with those smart folks who bought tickets to the performance up on the roof.

Empire State Park/Brooklyn Bridge Park must have been the most civilized place to watch the works. Everyone here seemed to be having a relaxed, old-fashioned good time.

Here's a video of the fireworks shot from Brooklyn Heights.

- July 4 Fireworks Crowd Grows on Brooklyn Promenade
- July 4th Fireworks -- Where To See Them in Brooklyn

Photos and video by MK Metz

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