July 4

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

Officer Jamil Sarwar

Suspect Arrested In July 4 Shooting That Wounded NYPD Officer

Police have arrested a suspect in the July 4 shooting of an NYPD officer at the Cypress Hills Houses in Brooklyn.

07/24/2013

Woman shopping (file/credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Deals In Store Ahead Of July 4 Holiday

Retail experts recommend taking a lap around the stores before taking in the fireworks and barbecues.

07/02/2013

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

Statue of Liberty (file/credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Feds Announce Statue Of Liberty To Reopen In Time For July 4 Holiday

Visitors will once again be welcomed to the Statue of Liberty by July 4, 2013, following the completion of repairs needed after superstorm Sandy, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced.

03/19/2013

Chris Rock (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment)

Chris Rock’s ‘Happy White People’s Day’ July 4th Tweet Causes Stir

He is a comedian after all. But some aren’t finding one of Chris Rock’s tweets very funny.

07/06/2012

Joey Chestnut (AP Photo/John Minchillo)/Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas Win The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition

They are the chompions: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas scarfed down more than 100 dogs between them to become top dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island.

07/04/2011

Fireworks explode over the Hudson River (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Millions Expected At Macy’s July 4 Fireworks Spectacular

Technicians have been hard at work for almost two weeks making sure all 40,000 digitally-assigned fireworks launch on queue tonight.

07/04/2011

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

History Of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Anthem

Have you ever wondered why our national anthem ends with a question — “Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

07/04/2011

FILE -- The sidewalk dining area of a Broadway restaurant (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Many New Yorkers Enjoying An Emptier Big Apple

While thousands of people fled the city for the holiday weekend, many Manhattanites who stayed in the city are enjoying the “ghost town” feeling the weekend brings with everyone else gone.

07/02/2011

New Jersey Turnpike - Secaucus, NJ - Jul 1, 2011 (credit: New Jersey Turnpike Authority)

Millions Across Tri-State Hitting Roads, Skies For July 4 Holiday Weekend

The American Automobile Association predicts 39 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.

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

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Residents From New York & New Jersey Flock To Pennsylvania To Buy Fireworks

Every year leading up to the Fourth of July, there is a rush to buy fireworks out of state. This year is no different. An 18-year-old from Yonkers and his father — who wouldn’t reveal their names — said Tuesday that this July 4 will be a blast.

06/28/2011

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