July 4 cultural activity;Hudson River fireworks from Weekhawken facing Manhattan  2009-07-04


We've had a few other cultural activities in the past few weeks but I have been too busy to send out, but here is this one due to it's time-sensitive nature.


This year the Macy's fireworks were held on the Hudson to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's sailing voyage up the Hudson in 1609.   This time around I thought it would be interesting to see it from across the river facing Manhattan, rather than being in Manhattan facing outward from the city.   This spot in Weehawken, NJ is near the Lincoln Tunnel and roughly across from 38th St.     These days the Hudson Bergen trolley provides rail access to this part of the waterfront.


Taking photos at night is always a challenge and even with a tripod many did not come out all that sharply focused.   Here are a few of the better views.   You'll of course notice the Empire State Building, the New Yorker hotel sign on 8 Ave, a bit of the Chysler building in the distance, Worldwide Plaza tower at 8th and 50th, and the twin towers of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.    The building in the foreground in some photos is a restaurant that is part of the Lincoln Harbor complex.






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