Amazing Fireworks off the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in NYC

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

Last night we trekked from Brooklyn Heights to 12th avenue and 46th street in Manhattan wearing our red, white and blue to see what we’ve never seen before, fireworks off the USS Intrepid, Aircraft Carrier. Our good friend Megan was kind enough to offer us tickets that she was allotted being staff on the Intrepid. We’ve heard this was the most impressive fireworks display with the best seat in the house. We were not disappointed. “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” I’ve never felt more patriotic than I did last night watching that awesome spectacle.

All those poor souls packed into the West Side Highway to watch the fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

All those poor souls packed into the West Side Highway to watch the fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

Walking up to the USS Intrepid - photo by Brian Cleary

Walking up to the USS Intrepid – photo by Brian Cleary

Tallest tower on the ship proudly waving the American flag - photo by Brian Cleary

Tallest tower on the ship proudly waving the American flag – photo by Brian Cleary

sunset off the USS Intrepid - photo by Brian Cleary

sunset off the USS Intrepid flight deck – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

The finale - 4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

The finale – 4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks - photo by Brian Cleary

4th of July fireworks – photo by Brian Cleary

Off the flight deck, you can just see the top of the empire state building all lit up for the occassion - photo by Brian Cleary

Off the flight deck, you can just see the top of the empire state building all lit up for the occassion – photo by Brian Cleary

To see more of Brian Cleary’s photos of the event, please visit his Picasa gallery.

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