4th Of July

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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Fireworks explode over the Hudson River during the Macy's fireworks display (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

July 4th Fireworks Can Be Jarring To War Veterans

Rockland County Veterans Services coordinator Jerry Donnellan says 40 years after Vietnam, he still reacts to explosions. He says wants veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to know he can get them help.


Fireworks explode over the Hudson River during the Macy's fireworks display (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

New Poll Asks Americans About History Of Independence Day

It may be hard to believe, but apparently a lot of Americans don’t even know what the 4th of July is all about.


Champion Eaters Compete In Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Adds Women-Only Divison

This year’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on Coney Island has a new women-only pigout.


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NYC’s 5 Best Bars & Parties For July 4th

Don’t fight for your perch among the masses clawing for that ideal viewing spot . Instead, reserve one that guarantees a panoramic view and some of the best food and cocktails in the land.


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Jones Beach 4th Of July Fireworks Show Canceled Again Over Safety Concerns

The show had been held annually for 15 years before officials at the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation determined there were not enough trained park police officers to safely hold the display.