Every summer New York natives and out-of-towners, young and old, gather together in the spirit of liberation across the city, from public parks to row house rooftops. A highilight of the season, the 4th of July invites all to step out and enjoy the food and fireworks associated with America's birthday.

These photos capture the city celebrating across history.

Tags: new-york, 4th-of-july, fireworks, america
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