Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Should Brooklynites Send Macy's a Fireworks Message?

It's been four years since Macy's turned their corporate back on Brooklyn by moving the July 4th fireworks to the Hudson River.

Should Brooklynite's turn their back on Macy' s until the fireworks return to the East River?

There are probably other shops where we can buy all those clothes, shoes, sheets and Christmas presents.

Returning the Fourth of July fireworks to the East River would benefit all of New York City: The East River is central, with clear sight lines from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

The whole fireworks thing, once a nice PR campaign, is turning into a black eye for Macy's -- and an unnecessary one.

In the meantime, thousands have signed a petition set up by Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio and State Senator Daniel Squadron demanding that Macy's return the July 4th fireworks to the place where most of New York City can see them -- the East River.

Gothamist displays a map showing where these thousands live.

Photo by MK Metz

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