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Get Connected => Neighborhood Chat => Topic started by: theplanesland on October 06, 2019, 07:37:36 PM

Title: Fireworks
Post by: theplanesland on October 06, 2019, 07:37:36 PM
What were all the damn fireworks last night (Saturday)? They kept waking us and our neighbors up.
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: Chingwa on October 06, 2019, 07:41:51 PM
Was going on Friday night as well.  I was looking around for what the celebration might be but came up empty.  Diwali isn't until the end of the month.
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: theplanesland on October 06, 2019, 07:57:08 PM
Was going on Friday night as well.  I was looking around for what the celebration might be but came up empty.  Diwali isn't until the end of the month.

They're at it again! What the?
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: Chingwa on October 06, 2019, 07:57:25 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: passthekimchi on October 06, 2019, 08:00:23 PM
We’ve heard each night as well. Going on right now...
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: theplanesland on October 06, 2019, 08:01:53 PM
We’ve heard each night as well. Going on right now...

What's weird is I don't SEE anything. It's the obnoxious noisy part of fireworks without the pretty sparkly part.
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: Chingwa on October 06, 2019, 08:07:42 PM
I see 'em, they're pretty good.  Just wish I knew what it was all for.
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: stephaniesez on October 06, 2019, 08:14:53 PM
Yankees
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: Lilybell on October 07, 2019, 09:12:06 AM
Did the Yankees play yesterday?  I thought it was for the start of Dasara (an Indian holiday that usually contains fireworks and bonfires). I noticed people were more dressed up than usual yesterday - lots of really pretty saris.
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: dssjh on October 07, 2019, 10:09:50 AM
Dassari, followed by Navaratri. the month leading up to Diwali has a lot of weekend festivals/holidays.
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: Lilybell on October 07, 2019, 02:53:41 PM
Turns out they originated on Pier 16 - my boss said it was ridiculously loud in Brooklyn Heights. There was a big Diwali festival at the Seaport yesterday; maybe it was related (I know it's early but I guess the actual date is too close to Halloween).
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: CaptainFlannel on October 07, 2019, 03:07:02 PM
The Notify NYC app told me something about fireworks. I dismissed the notification without really looking at it, so don't know what it was about. I'd encourage folks to download it and use it. You can change the settings to get just the kind of notifications you want, including mass transit disruptions, road closures, weather, weather notification, traffic disruptions, etc.
Title: Re: Fireworks
Post by: r on October 07, 2019, 03:39:45 PM
Turns out they originated on Pier 16
I don't think we would have heard those ones in Jackson Heights... it sounded like they were being set off on 37th Ave or near there