Come to NYC for the 2010 July 4th fireworks! Don’t forget that this year the Macy’s spectacular fireworks display will once again be on the West Side’s Hudson River. Check out all the information from our friends at www.about.com to learn more about the fireworks, how to get there, what to expect, and how to If you’re thinking of going to the NYC fireworks, here’s what you need to know:
The 26 minute display starts at 9:00 pm.
According to Gridlock Sam the best viewing area for the NYC fireworks will probably be South of 42nd Street along the pier, by the Circle Line.
If you’re driving to see the fireworks:
The West Side Highway will be closed from 14th to 96th Streets in both directions, from about 4pm onwards. You will need to exit at 96th Street going south.
The NYC Police Department may close the West Side Highway as high as 125th Street or 158th Street, depending on traffic.
All cross-streets in the Viewing Area (23rd to 59th Streets) will be closed to vehicles west of 11th Avenue.
All streets should re-open between 2 – 3am, depending on how long the clean-up takes.
Here are some parking ideas:
Since it’s a Sunday, parking on the street is free.
If you want to park your car in a garage, there are 47 garages and lots from 42nd to 23rd Street between 8th Avenue and the West Side Highway. Since about half of these garages are used to charging a special ‘event rate’ for the Javits Center, they will probably impose an event rate for July 4th. We suggest going east of 8th Avenue and trying some of the smaller chains or independent garages that are more likely to charge their normal weekend rate. Garages in midtown may be much less expensive on a Sunday night and then you can take the Shuttle over to Times Square.
Great Parking Deals
We’ll be posting great parking deals as we get them from our garage operators, so keep checking our blog to find out the latest deals for July 4th.
Have a great holiday!