PHOTOS: The best shots from the 2012 Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show

View of the 36th Annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration on July 4, 2012 in New York City.

This year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show was one for the books. The impressive pyrotechnic display lit up the sky above the Hudson River as more than 40,000 fireworks were shot off from four barges just after dark.

Watch spots along the West Side Highway were quickly snatched as New Yorkers competed to find the best view. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag a spot on a Classic Harbor cruise or an invite to a chic rooftop party, we’ve got you covered with the best shots from the fireworks show.

Enjoy, and remember — only 364 days till next year’s show!

(photos via Getty)


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