In the News: No Macy’s Fireworks Downtown

••• For “the 41st Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks […] the company will consolidate all of its East River fireworks barges near Midtown Manhattan. In previous years, there was at least one fireworks barge positioned further south, for people in the Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge area.” The map, courtesy Macy’s, shows where the barges will be, along with recommended viewing areas. —Gothamist UPDATE: There will be non-Macy’s fireworks off Jersey City.

••• The man pulled out of the river the other day turned out to be alive. —Tribeca Trib

••• More on the Greenmarket newly returned to the World Trade Center. Delighted it’s back, of course, but I was hoping for something much grander, something that would draw people from all over downtown—a companion to the Union Square Greenmarket, even if not nearly as large. Greenmarkets thrive on locals, not tourists. —New York Times

••• Restaurateur Drew Nieporent shaved off his beard “and nobody’s recognizing him.” —New York Post

••• “For the next month, 16 New York City galleries will give over their spaces to a slate of 36 international galleries. The resulting unwieldy exhibition, Condo New York, spans spaces in Chelsea, the Lower East Side, and Tribeca, which are being turned over to galleries from Shanghai, Vienna, Guatemala City, Detroit, Los Angeles, and numerous other nodes on the art world map. The show, which launches with an all-venue preview today, June 29, marks the States-side debut for Condo, which has happened in London twice already.” The participating Tribeca galleries are Bortolami and Queer Thoughts. —Hyperallergic

••• “The NYPD is investigating whether two of its own tried to intimidate a watchdog who tweets about police placard abuse, according to e-mails shared with The Post. A Twitter user whose goes by @placardabuse and documents NYPD members’ alleged abuse of parking placards has claimed he was visited at his home late at night on Feb. 2 by two cops from the Internal Affairs Bureau. But officials said they had ‘no record’ of sending two IAB officers to his home that night, according to e-mails between the department and the Twitter user.”

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