We like to think of the Fourth of July as a distinctively New York holiday. After all, where will you find a more fiercely independent spirit than on the creative and entrepreneurial streets of the five boroughs?
The Fourth offers a chance for us fast-talking and -walking New Yorkers to slow down. For one thing, it’s a summer day without work (thanks, Founding Fathers!) when we can enjoy our amazing beaches, our only-in-NY ice cream creations, and, of course, our fireworks! Because come sunset, the whole city looks up to the sky and lets out a collective “whoooa.”
We’ve got the best ways to find your whoa—whether you like to see the skyline light up from a historic sailboat, a rooftop perch, or 86 floors above Manhattan.