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NYPD Official Says Forecast Looks Promising For Macy’s Balloons

The iconic characters can’t lift off Thursday if sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph.

11/27/2013

Macy's fireworks over the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

De Blasio Wants Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Back On East River

The Macy’s fireworks have been held over the Hudson River since 2009, at which time it was just to celebrate Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan. Several elected officials are calling for the display’s return to the East River.

06/29/2012