The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular curated by Usher, with performances by Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez.
The show starts at 8pm EST and will first have the artists performances and after that, the greatest fireworks display in America. More that 40,000 fireworks will light up the sky, synchronized to a 25-minute, hand-picked score. You won’t want to miss this.
The fireworks show can be seen from any are with an unobstructed view of the sky above the Hudson River. There are four badges positioned in the Hudson River between 24th street and 42nd street. For the best spots, head to the 12th avenue below 59th street at the following access points along 11th avenue.
24th Street 26th Street 27th Street
29th Street 33rd Street 34th Street
40th Street 42nd Street 44th Street
50th Street 52nd Street 54th Street
56th Street 57th Street
Macy’s says you won’t want to miss the lights show during the last 5 minutes of the fireworks finale if you’re near the Empire State Building.
Parking will not be available in the area, so it is recommended to leave your cars at home. NYC transit will run increased Subway service before, and after the fireworks. Bus service near the fireworks will be rerouted, with extra trips available after the event.
Use public transportation and buy round-trip fare with MetroCard to avoid long lines after the fireworks. visit mta.info to plan your trip.
Noe I. for Windows of the World
Broadcast Company CNN is displaying electoral results with colored lightning at the top of the Empire State Building Tuesday night.
The network described: “As each state is projected by CNN and electoral votes are allocated to the candidates, a vertical LED-illuminated ‘meter’ located atop the spire of the building will display CNN’s running tally of the race to 270.”
“When CNN projects a winner of the presidential election, the tower lights of the Empire State Building will change color to all-blue or to all-red.”
So pay attention to tonight’s Empire State Building’s lightning.
You’re invited to IGNITE THE NIGHT, at America’s biggest firworks display! Don’t miss this year’s show live on the Hudson River in New York City or on NBC, Tonight 9PM EST.
The 36th annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks returns on the west side with an awe-inspiring display of patriotic firepower. This year’s extravaganza, “Ignite The Night” will feature more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic 25-minute score that includes a mix of beloved standards and the hottest pop favorites that America voted for!
Exciting performances by
Global superstar whose two albums have generated a string of #1 hit singles and multi-platinum sales during the past four years. The special edition Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, available now, features 3 new songs including “Part of Me,” her 7th Hot 100 #1, and “Wide Awake,” written for her forthcoming 3D film, Katy Perry: Part Of Me, in theaters July 5th.
One of country music’s biggest stars, Kenny Chesney has produced more than 30 top ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. With his unique blend of confidence and vulnerability, this award-winning singer is sure to wow at this year’s Fireworks show. Chesney’s latest album, “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” drops June 19.
Apple plans to use a larger screen on the next-generation iPhone and has begun to place orders for the new displays from suppliers in South Korea and Japan, people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.
The new iPhone screens will measure 4 inches from corner to corner, one source said. That would represent a roughly 30 percent increase in viewing area, assuming Apple kept other dimensions proportional. Apple has used a 3.5-inch screen since introducing the iPhone in 2007.
Early production of the new screens has begun at three suppliers: Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd, Sharp Corp and Japan Display Inc, a Japanese government-brokered merger combining the screen production of three companies.
It is likely all three of the screen suppliers will get production orders from Apple, which could begin as soon as June. That would allow the new iPhone to go into production as soon as August, if the company follows its own precedent in moving from orders for prototypes for key components to launch.
Apple’s decision to equip the next iPhone with a larger screen represents part of a competitive response to Samsung.
Samsung unveiled its top-of-the line Galaxy smartphone with a 4.8-inch touch-screen and a faster processor earlier this month.
With consumers becoming more and more comfortable using smartphones for tasks they once performed on laptops, like watching video, other smartphone manufacturers have also moved toward bigger displays.
The Liquidmetal iPhone 5 concept might not be real, but there are some substantial next iPhone rumors surfacing today.
The Apple news site iLounge says it has heard from its own sources that the next version of Apple’s phone will have a larger 4-inch screen (the current iPhone has a 3.5-inch display), a metal back, and a new dock connector.
“The new iPhone will indeed be longer and thinner than the iPhone 4 and 4S,” iLounge’s Jeremy Horowitz reports. He also says that it will have a new back; it will have a metal panel but won’t be curved as other reports have suggested.
It is also said that the new phone will use the second generation of Gorilla Glass, the durable glass that covers the current iPhone. Gorilla Glass 2 is thinner, but provides the same protection.
Lastly, iLounge reports that the phone will have a new dock connector, something that has reported previously as well. The new charging port is said to use fewer pins and be smaller.
Apple is expected to release the next iPhone in the second half of the year, perhaps in September, close to a year after the iPhone 4S was released. Apple has not said anything publicly about the next version of its iPhone. Here’s what we do know for sure: there will be a heck of a lot of iPhone 5 rumors before Apple releases the real deal.