This past July I visited New York with my hubby, brother and sister in law. To sum it up into one word, I would have to say it was EPIC. We just so happened to be in New York for the 4th of July – The United States Independence Day. We spent the day walking along the Brooklyn Bridge Park, watching locals set up picnics and barbecues and explored DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). We then went to find the perfect spot on the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade where we would wait patiently in the scorching sun and with anticipation for the sun to set so that we could witness the famous Macy’s Fireworks Show.
While waiting for the Fireworks to start we watched as the Brooklyn Bridge Park and Promenade filled up with eager spectators. We watched the NYPD as they controlled the growing crowds. We made friends with the locals who like us had been waiting for hours.
I can’t explain to you how magical the show was. That iconic view of the Manhattan skyline in the day is impressive by itself but at night and add fireworks it becomes something out of this world. After the fireworks the streets of Brooklyn Heights were flooded with people making their way to the subway and back home (it seriously looked like a zombie apocalypse). The atmosphere was electric; as people waved the American flag while walking in the rain.
It was definitely a bucket list moment that I will treasure forever. I will be posting more highlights of my trip soon. So stay posted.