New York on the Fourth

Last Weekend, New York City celebrated the Fourth of July and 238th year of America’s Independence with BBQ’s, fireworks, and lots of partying. Whether you were soaking up the sun on the beaches of Coney and Long-Island, enjoying the day with family, or escaping to Central Park, the amount of activities available were endless. Here’s a quick overview of the festivities….


Restaurants offered special Fourth of July goodies such as “American cookouts” including Texas-style brisket, funnel cake, and an amazing concoction named the “Bomb-Pop Sundae” complete with cherry and lemon sorbet with blue raspberry granite and fresh berries. (Found at Delicatessen) As well, Georgetown Cupcakes showed their spirit by offering a red velvet-American themed cupcake (pictured right), and though the Fourth is long-over, we recommend you stop by to taste.

Now that Crumbs is gone, Georgetown is our last hope.


Thousands of people crammed into the streets, sat concentrated in front of the television, and embarked on the Hudson in order to catch a glimpse of the fireworks displayed across the city.

It wouldn’t be Fourth of July without the Macy’s Fireworks show.

Set over the Brooklyn Bridge, this show was the largest in the US this year.  Though it only lasted 25 minutes, there was much more to see. Nick Cannon hosted, while Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, and Lionel Richie performed. One World Trade Center building even showed some American spirit by lighting its 400-foot antenna red, white and blue.

The annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island took place on the Fourth. This year, over 40,000 fans attended the competition, and waited anxiously to see if someone would break the world record, and to their surprise, Joey Chestnut (pictured left) gained the title for eating 68 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs in ten minutes. (not before proposing to his long-time girlfriend on the same stage- talk about pressure!)

Finally, the McBurney Y.M.C.A. Street Fair, on the Avenue of the Americas, was out in full force with food from all over the world, shopping, and activities.

…So, whether you boarded a boat, covered the rooftops, or relaxed on your own, we hope your Fourth of July was full of good food, drinks, and red-white-and-blue.


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