How many tons of fireworks were set off in New York Cities celebration?
NYC fireworks highlight US Independence Day events Fireworks burst into the night sky above New York with a kaleidoscope of colors shooting 1,000 feet into the air on an Independence Day that began with the Statue of Liberty’s crown opening to the public for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001. It was the nation’s biggest fireworks display, with more than 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploding Saturday over a mile-and-a-half of the Hudson River, a new vantage point for New York’s festivities. Millions of spectators watched from both sides of the river. Sources: http://www.google.
Fireworks Light Skies Over Hudson As New York Celebrates July 4 stumble reddit del.ico.us ShareThis RSS First Posted: 07- 4-09 09:45 PM | Updated: 07- 4-09 11:36 PM New York City’s Fourth of July fireworks along the Hudson River lit the sky with a kaleidoscope of fiery colors shooting 1,000 feet into the air. It was the nation’s biggest fireworks display, with more than 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploding over a mile-and-a-half of the river. That’s the length of 25 city blocks. The extravaganza was moved back to Manhattan’s West Side for the first time since the 9/11 terror attacks. Tens of thousands of people lined both sides of river to watch. Among the spectators were Jamalat Bayoumy and his wife, Mosad Mohamad — food vendors who normally work opposite the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum by the river. They lost about $1,000 in business when police asked to shut down because of the swelling crowds. “This is very nice,” Bayoumy says, “but we’re losing money in America.” But his wife a