fourth of july

Where to Watch the Fireworks This Fourth of July

You’ll want to get in on this view!  Image: Brooklyn Barge/Instagram

We’re one week away from hamburgers, sparklers, and rooftop fireworks. With the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show barges in the East River, literally between the northern tip of Greenpoint and Long Island City (where they properly should be!), our waterfront and rooftops are going to be prime viewing. If you don’t have a private rooftop to your avail, a few of our favorite places are going to be hosting parties, some complete with special menus and poppin’ bottles. But you better act fast as all expect to sell out! Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Barge is Officially Open For Summer!

photo via @thebrooklynbarge Instagram
photo via @thebrooklynbarge/Instagram

Late last summer, Greenpoint got its own waterfront boozy destination when The Brooklyn Barge opened right off of Transmitter Park, and it quickly became the perfect spot for chill evenings on the water. Despite being closed for few weeks after Memorial Day weekend, they’re open and ready for business once again with local beers on tap and a revamped food menu. And it just was announced that they’ll be throwing a Fourth of July party for the Macy’s fireworks show!!
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You Can Still Sneak Onto Rooftops in Greenpoint… It’s Just Different

© Jon Pywell

I had a grand idea to ride to the West Side Highway to watch the fireworks on the fourth. A few of our friends were into it but it was melty and being that it was Independence day, Jon had other “independent” ideas.

“It’s the 4th of July and I don’t want to ride to the West Side Highway.”

I could respect that. Besides, I hadn’t worn my padded bike shorts and thigh chafing is an uncomfortable reality. So as the rest of the adventure crew biked down Driggs Ave toward the Williamsburg Bridge, we turned (and I sulked) up Lorimer Ave toward the waterfront. I wanted to be part of an adventure crew! Continue reading

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