After three straight years depriving nearly all of the outer-boroughs and Manhattan's East Side of the annual Fourth of July fireworks, Macy's has once again dissed many New Yorkers in 2012 by deciding to host their festivities on the Hudson River.
But instead of simply sulking about missing all the pyrotechnic fun, several New York politicians including State Senator Daniel Squadron and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio are taking action with an online petition in hopes to convince Macy's honchos to do the people justice. As the form states:
For 32 years, Macy's graced New Yorkers with a spectacular 4th of July fireworks show on the East River. In 2009, the lights went dark for 4.7 million residents from Brooklyn and Queens. Bring the fireworks back to the East River so everyone can enjoy the show!
The Hudson River Trust and Friends of the Hudson River Park have also installed a VIP section for the show, where for $200 a ticket, you receive the best seat in the house.
On Wednesday, HuffPost called upon the masses to express their frustration over the hoopla, baiting Twitter followers to retweet if they're ticked by the fireworks shun. Squadron was one of the many who resonated with a "Hear, hear!"
Another follower informed us to forget the Hudson River and head to Coney Island, where they'll be hosting Fourth of July fireworks for the first time in several years.
But not everyone booed the Hudson River show, as one Twitter user eloquently told us, "Screw you guys! The best view of new york is from jersey! You take our b-ball team and now u want the fireworks?! #FThat." <3 u 2, NJ!
Check out photos from past fireworks on the Hudson River: