Where to Watch The Fireworks This 4th of July

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The 4th of July is one of those holidays you either love or hate. My family is in the latter camp because for us, the holiday was always spent coddling our terrified border-collie. The loud unpredictable bangs were too much for her neurotic demeanor. I however, unlike my dog, and most house pets, love the 4th of July. Something about the gathering of friends and family under a lit-up night sky reminds me of New Years Eve, hope and excitement for the future. I am also a sucker for a classic burger and seasonal attire.

Many New Yorkers will flood the highways this weekend to escape the city for a relaxing few days. However, staying here does not mean you will have to miss out on the wonders of 4th of July fireworks. New York City is full of rooftop bars with breathtaking views of the skyline, perfect for watching the colors erupt over the city. Another special way to witness the celebration is from a sailboat or cruise.

Here are some picks from Downtown for great places to watch this year’s fireworks:

 

Penthouse 808 at Ravel Hotel

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The Standard, East Village

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The Ides Rooftop Bar at the Wythe Hotel

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Hudson Hotel Sky Terrace

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South Street Seaport

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World Yacht 4th of July Cruise

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Shearwater or Clipper City Sail

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