I WAS HUGELY PREGNANT, and I waddled toward the West Side Highway, hoping someone would feel sorry for me and share their patch of grass in the Hudson River Park. No such luck, though; by 6, the police had already closed access to the park. I was relegated to a standing only section of the street near 9th Avenue, where I could only tell fireworks were going off by their sound.
If you’re still convinced the Macy’s show is the way to go, then the strange combination of Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias, The New York Pops Orchestra, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir should send you running in the opposite direction.
Here are a few alternatives to the fireworks: