New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has done something to endear himself to New Yorkers: Brought the 4th of July fireworks back to the East River.
Today, de Blasio is expected to officially announce the city's greatest comeback since Ron Art—Metta World Peace signed with the Knicks last summer (his NYC return was short-lived, but you get it ). De Blasio told the New York Daily News that this will give more New Yorkers the opportunity to get the true 4th of July experience in the city: "I’m thrilled that, after years of working with Macy’s and my colleagues to make this a reality, the fireworks will return to the East River this year! Now even more New Yorkers will get to take part in this extraordinary celebration, against the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge, the harbor and our skyline."
Gothamist adds that the firework barges will be arranged south of the Manhattan Bridge, into New York Harbor.
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