When we blogged the news that the Fourth of July fireworks were being moved from the East River to the Hudson River, it didn't take a fortune teller to predict that the outcry from Brooklynites would be swift and loud. In a statement it's safe to assume speaks for most of his constituents, Council David Yassky called for a reversal of the decision. From a press release (via McBrooklyn):
The annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the East River and over the internationally-recognized Brooklyn Bridge is one of our City’s greatest spectacles. Moving the show to New Jersey would negatively impact thousands of tourists and residents who come to Manhattan and Brooklyn to enjoy the show, and the countless local business that stand to benefit from the event. I urge Macy’s to split the show so that Brooklyn residents are not robbed of this important tradition and influx of economic activity during this moment of economic uncertainty.
Spoken like a true comptroller!
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