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4th Of July

Sunken Meadow State Park (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Sunken Meadow State Park Closed Off After Reaching Capacity

The beach at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island was so busy on July 4 that, for several hours, the park had to be closed to new visitors.

07/05/2013

New Jersey residents hit the beach on the 4th of July. (Credit CBS 2)

Parades And Beach Trips Mark Independence Day In New Jersey

It was a special celebration for many in New Jersey, just months after Sandy ravaged the Garden State, flags and revelers were out as residents took in parades and hit the beach.

07/04/2013

Chairs lined up in Ridgewood ahead of the Fourth of July celebration (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Ridgewood Residents Get An Early Start On Fourth Of July

The parade was first staged in 1910 and kicks off an epic town-wide celebration, the festivities are capped off at night with a fireworks display.

06/28/2013

Hudson County Backpack Ban

Hudson County, N.J., Bans Backpacks, Coolers For Fireworks Show

A new security measure could change your Fourth of July plans. Hudson County, N.J., has decided to ban anyone from taking a bag or cooler into the main viewing areas to see the Macy’s fireworks show on the Hudson River.

06/25/2013

4th of July food

4th Of July Party Essentials

Creating a memorable family gathering for the Fourth doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. Here’s how to set a sizzling table, serve a crowd-pleasing meal, and keep everyone entertained with minimal effort or hassle.

06/17/2013

Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

Darrelle Revis (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jets’ Darrelle Revis: Trade Tweet Came From Hacker

The Fourth of July was almost ruined for plugged-in Jets fans all over the Tri-State area.

07/05/2012

Fireworks New York City

The 7 Best Places To Watch 4th of July Fireworks In New York

Broadcast live on 1010 WINS, the official radio station of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, the show promises more than 20 minutes and roughly 70,000 pounds of explosions.

07/03/2012

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Nina In New York: 4th Of July

I’m upset with the Fourth of July this year. What business does it have being on a Wednesday? Wednesday is precisely the day of the week that can be granted as a national holiday without any courtesy days given around it.

07/03/2012

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Stories From Main Street: Tough Times For July 4th Fireworks In Tri-State Area

Outside of the Macy’s extravaganza, Red Bank has one of the largest fireworks displays around. Well, it had one of them. It’s just one example of the dousing of the rockets’ red glare.

07/02/2012

Macy's fireworks over the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Eye On New York: Summer Fashion, The Fourth Of July, And More

With one of summer’s biggest holidays right around the corner CBS 2′s Dana Tyler has fresh ideas for the 4th of July. Dana also took a look at the season’s hottest styles and went on a tour of the Montclair Art Museum.

07/01/2012

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New Rochelle’s July 4th Fireworks Display Saved After Donors Come Through

Despite the budget squeeze that threatened the annual July 4th fireworks display, about a half dozen donors have managed to cobble together $60,000.

06/06/2012

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Budget Problems May Bring An End To Annual New Rochelle Firework Display

A budget squeeze is threatening the annual July 4th fireworks display, and the city manager said that he has run out of items to cut from his budget.

05/08/2012

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Around The Tri-State, Patriotism On Parade For July 4th

The tri-state area was filled with tributes to to the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

07/04/2011

Coney Island boardwalk on July 4, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Pack Coney Island For July 4th Holiday

On this 4th of July at Coney Island, the rides were spinning and so were some visitors’ heads, stunned by the crowds.

07/04/2011

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