Saturday, April 4, 2020

'We will not go quietly into the night!' A midnight fireworks display



An EVG reader shared the above video from last night.

A description from the reader: "Nearing midnight, an explosive celebration on April 3 in the East Village, looking Northwest-ish from First Avenue and Third Street."

There were apparently two rounds of rooftop fireworks — with one lasting nearly a minute. Several people were able to catch the second round...


H/T President Whitmore for part of the headline!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was not welcome. It was disruptive, scary, and unauthorized fireworks are banned for a reason in NYC. That people would put themselves & others at risk of an accident esp. at a time when our medical facilities are fighting a war, is wildly irresponsible.

Giovanni said...

As a wise old aunt of mine used to say, “This life, the next, and then the fireworks.”

Anonymous said...

@10:10am: Lighten up! We all needed a little something to boost morale

Anonymous said...

I too can't stand fun

Anonymous said...

Agreed. This was frightening, dangerous and irresponsible. The thought that someone has fireworks of this magnitude stockpiled in their apartment is highly alarming, and it is disturbing to think of the disposition it must take to believe this was a clever idea during this crisis.

Anonymous said...

Agree!!! It really scared me

Anonymous said...

@10:32 ---Boost morale? Are you fucking serious? It did anything but.

I get it that people are bored and frustrated staying indoors but show some consideration for other people during this trying time (and their pets who freak out at the sound loud bangs).

Anonymous said...

Whoever did this is a Selfish IDIOT.

Anonymous said...

FUUUUUK YES.

Anonymous said...

I think it's awesome!

Hopefully it's a regular thing :)

Anonymous said...

I was walking my dog, almost right under it when it started. My first thought was gas explosion (because that happens, like 2 blocks north). It was done from a rooftop and the fireworks went off probably 100-200 ft right over several residential buildings between 4th & 5th Streets. Wouldn't another building fire in the neighborhood be just fucking fantastic right now?

Of course my dog was flipping out for 30 minutes after.

But yeah, woo-hoo...

Anonymous said...

My first thought was maybe someone found them on the Hell's Angels rooftop. It was reported on Citizen as gunshots and required police to check it out. What a waste of these people's time. Seriously grow the f$!# up.

Anonymous said...

There was a man standing on his bicycle, in a beast-like stupor, outside my window around 1am screaming and moaning sooooo loudly. Coincidentally, I had just seen him on Ave B @3rd riding his bike making the same sounds whilst I walked my dog (she wasn't pleased). He decided to park it right there by my bedroom window. I had no chance to thank him as I hadn't showered in days and was in fear of offending him.

Anonymous said...

I was really scared it woke me up and I started crying.

Anonymous said...

It was inconsiderate and self-complacent. The same kind of attitude of those who refuse to practice social-distancing or wear a mask.

Anonymous said...

I saw these too, from my apt on 7th that faces south. Looked to me like they were being launched from the street, not a roof, and 5th street, right in front of the police precinct. The trails of the fireworks going up seemed to be well formed at roof level, which to me, meant they were launched from the street. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's what it looked like to me.

Anonymous said...

"Real" New Yorkers: "Man, i miss the old East Village that was gritty and dangerous and not filled with Starbucks and Targets.

Also "Real" New Yorkers: "gooooohhhh, fireworks! Arrest them!"