Fourth of July

Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River
Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/23/2012 at 1:53PM

Macy’s executives are planning on meeting with local politicians, including Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., to discuss moving its Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River. The meeting was scheduled for today, but was cancelled, said Vallone. This July 4 was the fourth year in a row that the Macy’s fireworks display was on [...]

4-year-old boy drowns at Fourth of July party
News Billy Rennison 7/05/2012 at 11:45AM

A Fourth of July party ended with tragedy after a 4-year-old drowned in a relative’s pool, according to authorities. Police received a call at 6 p.m. of an unconscious child at a Douglas Manor home after he was found in the home’s pool. The victim, Christos Voulkoudis, 4, was rushed to North Shore University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said no criminality [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/05/2012 at 7:32AM

Fireworks light up the night as New Yorkers celebrate Independence Day  Millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike celebrated the nation’s birthday Wednesday night with the 36th annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show. An estimated 40,000 fireworks lit up the sky over the five boroughs, propelled from two barges on the Hudson River in what [...]

What to do in Queens: July 4 holiday
What to do in Queens: July 4 holiday
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/03/2012 at 4:16PM

Even though you can’t see fireworks in Queens, there are still plenty of fun things to do around the borough this Fourth of July holiday.   TUESDAY, JULY 3 Fireworks at Citi Field Following the 7:10 p.m. Mets game vs. the Phillies, the Mets will have its annual fireworks night at Citi Field. Don’t have tickets [...]

Queens shut out, Macy’s fireworks again over Hudson River
Queens shut out, Macy’s fireworks again over Hudson River
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/03/2012 at 9:18AM

For the fourth summer in a row, there will be no Fourth of July fireworks on the East River, and no place for Queens’ residents to see them in the borough. Instead, the 36th Annual Macy’s July 4 Fireworks will again take place on the Hudson River. Restaurants near Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza State [...]

MTA service for Fourth of July holiday
News Queens Courier Staff 7/02/2012 at 2:29PM

The MTA will offer extra railroad service on Tuesday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday. On Wednesday, July 4, subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and theLong Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. [...]