IT’S been three years since the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks “officially” took place in Long Island City, which in LIC years is about a decade. Thus for all you newcomers to the neighborhood, here’s a primer for what some locals call the ‘Big Dance,’ and others refer to as the ‘Super Bowl,’ and yet a third contingent calls ‘Smoke On The Water.’[Read more…] about What To Expect This July 4th In Long Island City?
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
THE hits keep coming this July 4th, as the announced acts for the pre-show will include Coldplay and Reba McEntire. Oh, and also Black Pumas, and OneRepublic. I don’t know either of those latter two bands, but given my genre I could have this all wrong and they could be the headliners and big stars of the day. Black Pumas are advertised as “Wu-Tang Clan meets James Brown,” sounds promising. Oh, and also the performances are usually pre-taped so they won’t actually occur on July 4, but previously have been held on the Oval in Hunters Point South Park and open to the public1. So have that 6-pack and lighter ready to go when the time comes.[Read more…] about Coldplay And Reba McEntire Playing LIC This 4th of July
- and usually announced day-of – did we mention our Twitter feed? [↩]
UPDATE: we’ve had it confirmed that the full extravaganza will be located here in Long Island City
THE Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show is a go for 2021 and as in many years past will be held in Long Island City. This afternoon authorities informed local residents to plan accordingly and to expect restricted access and possible lock-downs, also as in years past.[Read more…] about Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Return To Long Island City In 2021
Can man live on baguette alone? Absolutely, as long as you mix in a few croissants occasionally. Throw in an eclair too please …and maybe a mille-feuille. Pear tart …large, for dinner; and a few cream puffs for the kids that I don’t have. Cannelle Bakery on 5th Street has re-opened.[Read more…] about Cannelle Re-Opens And 4th July Fireworks Yes Per De Blasio
I wish I had some meaty news to share with you, but I don’t. Sure, Mothership Meat Company received it’s first review (come for the brisket, stay for the chili), and some guy at Forbes says the best craft breweries in NYC are in Qns/Bklyn (yawn), but that’s more opinion than news. Here’s something factual, but it’s been out for a week: the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will not be anywhere near LIC this year (Brooklyn Bridge/Seaport).[Read more…] about BBQ, Beer, New Look, No Fireworks