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(L to R) Tim Janus, Joey Chestnut, and Matt Stonie compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Nathan’s Crowns Chow Down Champs At Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas have defended their titles and are once again walking away as hot dog eating champions.

07/04/2013

Fireworks police said were seized from a home in Queens on Wednesday, June 3, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Police: 50 Boxes Of Fireworks Seized From Home Of Queens Man

Undercover officers purchased $500 worth of fireworks from 26-year George Liakas Tuesday night, police said.

07/04/2013

The NYPD and other local law enforcement agencies use radiation detectors as a preemptive measure to keep a dirty bomb out of the area. (Photo: CBS 2)

NYPD Rolling Out Every High-Tech Gadget Imaginable To Keep City Safe On July 4

The city will be on high security alert this Fourth of July holiday, spending money and resources to make sure its biggest celebration is a safe one.

07/03/2013

Billy Azzinaro

Grilling Enthusiasts Coming Out In Force For 4th Of July

When it comes to sizzling grills, the Fourth of July is the most popular holiday for barbecuing in the U.S., according to a barbecue industry group.

07/03/2013

Grocery Store (File/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Last-Minute Deals Abound For Fourth Of July Groceries

Hours before the Fourth of July was set to arrive, supermarkets and wholesalers were serving up an assortment of deals.

07/03/2013

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6 Places To Find The Revolutionary War In NYC

History buffs, listen up. We know Philadelphia and Boston often hog the historical spotlight when it comes to the Revolutionary War, but New York City has its share of significant sites. Honor the fallen and contemplate democracy by paying a visit to one of them.

07/02/2013

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

Boat on Long Island Sound. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Boating Speed Limit In Place For Huntington, L.I.

A new speed limit has been instituted for the Fourth of July fireworks show in the waters off the town of Huntington on Long Island.

06/22/2013

Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

Global superstar and 8-time Grammy Award winning artist, Usher is set to curate the concept, score and design of the 37th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. Usher is seen here during a creative meeting with the Macy's Fireworks team on February, 17, 2013. Photo credit: Kent Miller/Macy's, Inc.

Usher Teams Up With Macy’s For 37th Annual Fireworks Display

The patriotic, pyrotechnic extravaganza known as the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will feature artistic design and a soundtrack by Usher — a first-ever, one-of-a-kind collaboration.

05/09/2013

Police stand guard in Times Square (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Boston Police Headed To NYC To Learn About Security In Times Square

Just over two weeks since the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston police are studying ways to improve security for upcoming events.

05/03/2013

Charlie The Dog rescued on the George Washington Bridge on July 4, 2012. (credit: Port Authority Police)

Panicked Pooch From Leonia Storms George Washington Bridge After Fourth Of July Fireworks

For “Charlie,” it was an 11-hour ordeal that ended on the catwalk of the GWB, a three-mile walk from his Leonia, N.J., home

07/06/2012

Spectators watch the 2012 Macy's Fireworks Spectacular over the Hudson River from Port Imperial on July 4, 2012. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Mishap Causes San Diego July 4th Fireworks Show To Be Over In Seconds

The fireworks show in the Port of San Diego was finished seconds after it started. Really, blink and you probably missed it.

07/05/2012

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

Ridgewood Residents Mark Their Spots Days Ahead Of 4th Of July Parade

Marching for more than a century, the Ridgewood Fourth of July parade is so popular that residents line their chairs along the route days or weeks in advance to claim a prime viewing spot.

07/03/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best July 4th Cocktails, 2013

Toast to Independence Day with a red, white and blue inspired cocktail in New York City. Visit these restaurants and bars on July 4th to celebrate the holiday and summer in the city.

07/03/2012

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