Where are the Uber Riders in New York at July 4th?
New York always busy, but July 4th is special.
Some locations very busy and Riders will be many.
Brooklyn Bridge for Macy’s Fireworks Show.
Freedom Fest at South Street Seaport.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Coney Island.
Roosevelt Island fireworks show.
New York beaches in every borough.
Five Best Places for Riders in New York at July 4th
INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL: New York is a busy city, but INSHUR regularly tells you where the hot spots for Riders are. However, July 4th is unique, the whole city is alive – and where the crowds are is where the money is. Uber riders will be looking for drivers throughout the holiday, so make yourself available to feast on the fare bonanza. Here are our five best places to catch the best business.
1. Macy’s 4 th July Fireworks Spectacular – Brooklyn Bridge – 9.20pm
Returning after a short break, this Macy’s fireworks show is three times bigger than ever before. The entire bridge is wired for light and sound and there are four more rocket launching barges on the river between Broad Street and the bridge. Crowds will be enormous, especially in the Dumbo,
Battery Park or Brooklyn Heights areas that give a view of the water. The show lasts 25 minutes. Crowds will be densest in the official viewing locations. See them all here
2. South Street Seaport Freedom Fest – Pier 15, Seaport – from 6.15pm
A popular event for families and now in its fifth year. Shows, stalls, places to eat and views of the Macy’s fireworks. Look for groups with children too tired to make it home by subway or bus.
3. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest – Coney Island at Stillwell Ave. Station – 10.30am to 3.00pm
A daytime food guzzling event that draws more than 30,000 spectators every year. Expect riders who have eaten too much, been in the sun too long or going somewhere else to eat.
4. Roosevelt Island Fireworks Celebration – Roosevelt Island Park – 5.00pm to 10.30pm
A more private fireworks show, with 2,500 attendees (and many watching from the East River shores). Those who go cannot take a car, so taxis will be in demand.
5. Beaches – all day and maybe all night too
Even though there are early predictions of some rain or possibly a thunderstorm on the 4th , the temps will be in the mid to high 80’s, so the beaches could be busy. Apart from the obvious at Coney Island, there are many other sandy stretches where the tired and sunburnt will be looking for a ride. If you’re not up to speed on where all the beaches are, here’s a map. Top spots include: Jacob Riis Park Beach, Rockaway Point, Queens. Famous for its bazaar, bars, restaurants and the wonders of Jacob Riis National Park.
Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx. Over a mile long and with plenty of volleyball, basketball and sports courts. Ideal for finding hordes of sports lovers carrying too much gear. Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Point, Queens. The big brother to Jacob Riis, Rockaway is a beach, town and very busy boardwalk, so expect big crowds regardless of wet weather.
Time Out: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/4th-of-july
New York: https://loving-newyork.com/things-to-do-4th-july-nyc/
Macy’s (link): https://www.macys.com/social/fireworks/where-to-watch/?cm_sp=imp-_-fireworks–where_to_watch-check_it_out&lid=check_it_out-where_to_watch
Beaches map (link): https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-