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Brooklyn is really pissed off about Macy’s decision to move its annual 4th of July fireworks display from the East River to the Hudson for the sake of some little 400 year anniversary. Politicians throughout the borough are speaking up, including Council Member David Yassky who lashed out at the celebratory thievery that gives New Jersey a front row seat and leaves Brooklyn in the dark:

“Moving the show to New Jersey would negatively impact thousands of tourists and residents who come to Manhattan and Brooklyn to enjoy the show, and the countless local business that stand to benefit from the event. I urge Macy’s to split the show so that Brooklyn residents are not robbed of this important tradition and influx of economic activity during this moment of economic uncertainty.”

|Gothamist|