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May 18, 2011 8:57 AM Subscribe
What's New York City like on the 4th of July?
posted by Gortuk to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning a trip to New York City from July 1-5 to take advantage of the Canada Day long weekend. Being neither American nor a New Yorker, I have no idea what to expect on July 4th (Monday).
Do shops and museums close for the 4th of July or is it mostly business as usual?
What special events are worth seeing - I know about the Coney Island hot dog eating contest, and the fireworks (related AskMe
), both of which I suspect will be insanely crowded. We want to see Coney Island, is it worth going on the 4th or not?
And will the city be less active than usual as residents empty out for the long weekend, or busier as more tourists come in?