Independence Day

July 10, 2009

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the Hudson River, this year’s July 4th fireworks spectacular took place over the Hudson rather than the East River. Of course, this meant every New Yorker – and photographer – had to choose a new sight line to view the show from. Contributor Jody Kasch climbed onto a 24th Street rooftop and captured these surreal portraits as 40,000 shells were exploded at a rate of 1,500 per minute.

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Did you ever notice tat fox and all other mainstream “news” never mention anything about the eletist fascist takeover of America.Dont you people know?Just like Clinton and Bush before him,Oboma is a puppet to a much larger power structure.If you dont know were headed for a fascist dictatorship then you dont want to know.You are also a coward and aiding tyranny.

Posted by Bill T. Glassberg | Report as abusive

All photos are excellent.
The picture of Hudson river and its surroundings are worthwhile to see again and again.
Your photo journalists proved themselves great in their works.
I started to activate my imagination on colorful ways.
I started to sit in front of Hudson river,and thinking what my next comments to this website.
Good going,good,nicely watching of this mighty river which flows beautifully.
Worth to celebrate 400 years birth day.


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