Have a great day ... and weekend! I'm meeting my friend Anna later. I just looked outside and noticed that no preparations have been made for the annual parade that I've seen over the past 21 years since moving here. It must be budget cuts. The energies move to New York City for Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks and celebrations that you can also enjoy at home. It all begins at 8:00 pm EDT.
Lunar Park in Coney Island remains closed as they demolish parts of the Astrotower.
Partial Demolition Of Coney Island Astrotower Set To Begin CBS - July 4, 2013
Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower's structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula. The NYPD escorted two massive cranes to Luna Park on Wednesday night, and partial demolition was to begin soon afterward. Crews were to work throughout the night in hopes of reopening the park for the Fourth of July on Thursday.