July 4th 2013
Press Release

Once again on the Fourth of July, the Macy’s Annual Fireworks Display will be held along the Hudson River. The City of Hoboken will be a prime viewing destination. As in years past, a high priority will be heightened security. This event is enjoyed by many residents and non-residents alike. However, with the recent tragic events including the Boston Marathon Bombing, security will be enhanced. There will be numerous checkpoints staffed by law enforcement personnel along the entire waterfront area. Any person(s) entering these designated checkpoints will be prohibited from entering with the following items:

-Backpacks
-Fireworks
-Coolers
-Glass Bottles
-Grills, BBQ materials etc.
-Propane Tanks
-Weapons
-Tents
-Alcohol
-Cans
-Other items not in the interest of public safety
-Factory sealed beverages, in clear plastic bag, will be permitted, excluding alcohol

ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE CHECKPOINT AREAS

The following areas along the waterfront will be the designated checkpoint areas:

- 1st and Sinatra Drive (Pier A)
- 2nd and Sinatra Drive (Pier A)
- 3rd and Sinatra Drive
- 4th and River Street
- 11th and Sinatra Drive (Boathouse)
- 12th and Shipyard Lane
- 14th and Shipyard Lane

The following streets will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles between 8am am midnight:

- 1st to 15th Sinatra Drive (beginning at 8am and ending TBA)
- Hudson Place and River Street to 4th and River Street
- 5th Street at Castle Point Terrace
- Hudson Place East bound

 

 

Additionally, NO PARKING will be permitted on the following street between 8am and midnight on July 4th, 2013:

- Sinatra Drive from 1st Street to 15th Street
- 4th Street from River Street to Clinton Street (South side)
- Willow Avenue from 4th Street to 11th Street (West side of Street)
- Hudson Place (by PATH)
- Newark Street from Hudson Street to Sinatra Drive
- Clinton Street from 7th to 8th Streets
- Hudson Street from 14th to Observer Highway (West side of Street)

The FISHING PIER located at approximately 9th and Sinatra Drive will be open for disabled guests. Each is allowed to be accompanied by two additional quests.

Residents and non-residents are advised and strongly recommended to use public transportation throughout the day. There will be heavy traffic periods and limited parking availability.

There will be message boards set up at the following locations:

- 1st and Willow Avenue
- Hudson Place (PATH)
- Observer Highway (near the Firehouse)