Thousands celebrate Fourth of July Fireworks’ return to Brooklyn
Display launched from Brooklyn Bridge, barges in East River
A spectacular red, white and blue fireworks display, launched from three barges in the East River and from the Brooklyn Bridge itself, thrilled thousands of spectators crammed into Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other spots along the Brooklyn waterfront Friday night.
The sound of cheering could be heard from balconies facing the East River as Brooklynites celebrated the show.
The event marked the return of Fourth of July fireworks to the East River — and Brooklyn — after spending the past five years on the Hudson.