I Spent A Night With The People Setting Off Fireworks In One Brooklyn Neighborhood

A few young men in Crown Heights pulled a couple boxes of fireworks into the street on Tuesday night and unfurled a long roll of firecrackers to make one neat line. Their friends crowded to the edge of the street and pulled out their phones. It was around 10 pm and dark, but they knew that wouldn’t matter soon.

As they waited for a couple cars to pass, the group heard some competing pops and sizzles a few blocks away. “They’re gonna ruin our show,” one joked.

A few young men in Crown Heights pulled a couple boxes of fireworks into the street on Tuesday night and unfurled a long roll of firecrackers to make one neat line. Their friends crowded to the edge of the street and pulled out their phones. It was around 10 […]

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