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Despite the early threat of rain, the fireworks show at Kensico Dam in Valhalla, Westchester County was enjoyed by an estimated 15,000 revelers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rain Unable To Dampen Patriotic Spirit Of Fireworks Fans In Westchester

Sunday’s storms did nothing to spoil the patriotic spirit at an annual fireworks display in Westchester County.

07/03/2011

Fireworks (file / credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks To Light Up Sky Over Eisenhower Park In East Meadow On Saturday

The show will be held Saturday night, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater.

07/01/2011

Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Weekend Brings Increased Police Presence To Jersey Shore

Going into this holiday weekend, there will be extra eyes on roads and on the water. Police are stepping up patrols to crack down on illegal fireworks, drunk driving and boating.

07/01/2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

George Washington Bridge To Unfurl Its American Flag On July 4th

If you’ve gone over the George Washington Bridge on a national holiday, then you know there is a very big reason to slow down and look up.

07/01/2011

Traffic on the Garden State Parkway - Bloomfield, NJ - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: New Jersey Turnpike Authority)

Motorists Get Early Start On July 4th Weekend

While travelers are hoping to beat the traffic, it’s estimated that 1.6 million cars will be on the Garden State Parkway Thursday, which is slightly fewer than what was expected Friday.

06/30/2011

Fireworks are seen on the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Macy’s Fireworks Preparations Underway On Staten Island

The Macy’s folks say this year’s show is going to be a 25-minute show with more colors, shapes and effects.

06/30/2011

(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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.

06/28/2011

Fireworks (file / credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jones Beach Fans Will Have A Different Fireworks Show To Enjoy

It’s not the Jones Beach fireworks, but it is guaranteed to dazzle.

06/28/2011

Gas Price - Yonkers, NY - Jun 27, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gas Prices Going Down In Time For July 4th Holiday Weekend

Are you hoping to hit the road for Independence Day weekend? There’s some good news for you!

06/27/2011

Fireworks Burst Over New York City On Fourth Of July

Macy’s Fireworks On 1010 WINS!

Can’t be there? Hear the soundtrack live on 1010 WINS, the official radio station of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks spectacular.

1010 WINS–06/17/2011

Fireworks (credit: AP)

Red Bank Plans Fines For Disorderly Conduct During July 4 Fireworks Display

Thinking of acting up during Red Bank’s July 4 fireworks? Better start saving now. The borough plans to slap the maximum fines of $2,500 for those convicted of disorderly conduct, public drinking or other misbehavior.

06/13/2011

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Top 5 Patriotic Movies

Celebrate July 4th with one of these patriotic flicks.

06/13/2011

American Flag (file / credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Part 1: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, The Classics

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2011

Apple iPod (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Part 2: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, Modern

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2011

Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts.

06/10/2011

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