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July 4th

The 2012 Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson River (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tighter Security, Road Closures For NYC’s July Fourth Fireworks Show

The NYPD will use seven helicopters, 16 harbor unit boats and dozens of new mobile cameras and bomb-sniffing dogs for Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks 2013 show.

07/04/2013

Carolina Eats Worlds Largest Hot Dog

Say Hello To The World’s Largest Hot Dog

The Guinness World Record Book lists it as the “largest commercially available hot dog.” It’s actually called “The Big Hot Dog” and is 16 inches long, four inches in diameter — and weighs seven pounds.

07/04/2013

Dillon Gee of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Gee, Mets Look To Celebrate A Win At Citi Field

In two home starts against Arizona, Gee has fared well, limiting the Diamondbacks to two earned runs over six innings in each start.

07/04/2013

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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

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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

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NYC’s 6 Best Hot Dogs

As we celebrate America this week, we’re honoring this classic summer holiday food. These days we’ve entered into a golden age of putting tubular meat in buns, and the restaurants below serve some of the city’s versions.

07/02/2013

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NYC’s Best Takes On 5 Classic American Foods

These five restaurants combine patriotism and creativity to offer unique spins on the classics. Our forefathers—and foremothers—would be proud.

07/01/2013

Watching Fireworks

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

06/21/2013

Star Spangled Table

Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

FILE - Fireworks (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Report: Dolans Cancel July 4 Fireworks Outside L.I. Mansion

The announcement reported Thursday by Newsday comes a year after a fatal boat accident involving spectators at the annual
celebration.

05/30/2013

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

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

Staff Sgt. Travis Mills was among the wounded warriors that visited the World Trade Center memorial on Wednesday. (credit: CBS 2)

Wounded Warriors Visit 9/11 Memorial & Remind Americans About The Price Of Freedom

A group of wounded warriors and their families came from all over the country to spend the 4th of July in New York, starting their day at the 9/11 Memorial.

07/04/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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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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