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New Yorkers got early fireworks on June 15, when Governor Cuomo marked the state's partial vaccination rate for adults reaching 70%, but there's nothing like the Macy's 4th of July fireworks. Starting at 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, five barges along the East River will launch approximately 65,000 shells of pyrotechnics with the New York City skyline as an incomparable backdrop.

While the fireworks will be televised with performances from Blake Shelton, the Jonas Brothers, Coldplay, Tori Kelly, Reba McEntire, OneRepublic, and Black Pumas, New Yorkers have the chance to see the show live. 6sqft presents a list of firework viewing parties, and there will be separate street-level viewing areas for vaccinated and unvaccinated spectators. And some will be lucky enough to see the fireworks from their homes. We take a look at condos and co-ops best positioned to enjoy the celebration.
2021-Fireworks-01 Location of barges for the 2021 spectacular will be centered between East 42nd and 23rd Street in Manhattan and the Greenpoint-Hunters Point LIC waterfronts (via Macy's)

The grande dame of the landmarked Tudor City complex, Prospect Tower's Gothic Revival design and majestic rooftop crown set it apart in its neighborhood, and indeed any setting. The iconic "Tudor City" sign was refurbished at the beginning of 2020, and the furnished roof deck offers clear views of the city skyline and the East River.

333-East-43rd-Street-01 The Manor via Compass
333-East-43rd-Street-01 The Manor, #407 | 1 bed, 1 bath | $595K
To the south, The Manor faces Tudor City Gardens and the Gothic architecture of the landmarked complex. To the east, it faces the United Nations headquarters and select river views. Select apartments face the river, and all residents can visit the roof deck with castle-like architecture and East River vistas.

50-United-Nations-Plaza-02 50 United Nations Plaza #27A | 3 beds, 3 baths | $5.65M
The Foster + Partners-designed 50 United Nations Plaza is a new addition to the East River waterfront, and one that enjoys spectacular views by virtue of its soaring height and shimmering glass facade. All residences feature at least one corner exposure and a deep bay window to fill the homes with incredible natural light and river views from sunrise to sunset - and after on the Fourth of July!

870-United-Nations-Plaza-02 870 United Nations Plaza #15DE | 3 beds, 4 baths | $12,000/month
At this full-block complex, all apartments feature all windows and spectacular views. As if the river and city views weren't impressive enough from the apartments, the building's amenities include four spacious sundecks with 360-degree views.

845-United-Nations-Plaza-02 Trump World Tower #43B | 3 beds, 4 baths | $4.75M
The name on this building might put some off, but there's no denying the grandeur of the high-rise's protected views of the East River and United Nations headquarters. All apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows so as to make the most of them.

695-First-Avenue-02 One United Nations Park #37D | 2 beds, 2 baths | $2.77M
The black glass facade of One United Nations Park makes for an imposing appearance, but the apartments inside feature incredible natural light and airy living space. Select apartments directly face the East River, and the amenities suite include a club lounge with river views.

4-74-48th-Avenue-02 Citylights #PH1C | 1 bed, 1 bath | $630K
This full-service, 522-unit condop gets its name from the unobstructed Manhattan, Queens, and East River views in every home. Walls of windows fill the apartments with breathtaking views and wonderful natural light from south and west exposures. Amenities include a gym, parking garage, and a roof deck that's perfect for firework viewing.

630-First-Avenue-02 Manhattan Place #32CD | 4 beds, 4 baths | $2.95M
Manhattan Place's address affords the apartments inside some of the city's most impressive East River views. Rooftop amenities include a health club with fitness center, indoor pool, spa area, running track, sun decks, and lounge areas in a prime position to make the most of the river vistas.

415-East-37th-Street-02 The Horizon #17B | 1 bed, 1 bath | $895K
415-East-37th-Street-03 Jacuzzi tub and deck beyond at the top of The Horizon (via The Bamberger Group)
The sleek, prominent Horizon was built in 1987, but has recently been updated with open, flexible layouts and state-of-the-art appliances. One thing that has not changed, however, is its panoramic river and city views as seen through large windows in every room. The fireworks would be gorgeous enough in one's own home here, but the rooftop pool and hot tub add an element of luxury.

46-30-Center-Boulevard-02 The View at East Coast #307 | 1 bed, 1 bath | $1.22M
With the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign to the north and the United Nations directly across the river, residents of this Handel Architects-designed building will find something to enjoy wherever they look. The 184 apartments feature high ceilings, full-height windows, and head-on views of the East River. Select units have private terraces, and all residents have access to a roof terrace with barbecue grills and cabanas.

2-17-51st-Avenue-02 The Powerhouse #805 | 4 beds, 3 baths | $2.95M
This power station-turned-luxury condominium is far from the tallest in Long Island City, but offers some of the best views by far. Double-pane, oversized windows in the apartments look out on cityscapes and open sky. The roof terrace has a sun deck, barbecue grills, and picnic tables for the ultimate Fourth of July party.

The Greenpoint #29C | 1 bed, 1 bath | $1.15M
Down the street from mega-development Greenpoint Landing, The Greenpoint rises 40 stories high and faces spectacular East River and skyline views. All 95 one- through three-bedroom condos have bright, airy layouts, soaring ceilings, and full-height windows. Many units have private balconies or terraces, and all residents have access to the building's sun deck and courtyard garden.

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