Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display moves to East River

Macy's is planning to announce that the fireworks will be returning to the East River. (4/14/14)

WEST NEW YORK - The Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display is leaving the Hudson River and heading across town to the East River this year on the order of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The decision is not sitting well with New Jersey officials or residents.

"I think it's a real bummer,” one Hudson County resident told News 12. “I really wanted to see them."

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Mayor de Blasio decided the outer boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens have been neglected for long enough.

West New York Mayor Felix Roque says the decision is disappointing, especially since the celebration has a positive economic impact on the city.

"The shopping centers were engorged with people eating, shopping on Bergenline Avenue,” said Roque.

Roque says he hopes to have some sort of celebration on the Hudson River this July, but New Jersey residents may be reduced to watching the fireworks through the skyscrapers.

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