Originally Posted by Marlinmike
Did it MANY years ago and nice experience going in and seeing everything, fireworks were amazing with the city and all, but when it was done, OMG all hell broke loose. So my advice is not be in that area with your own boat period.
We were in the far North area so we were the final group released. That was actually a very good move on our part as we watched all the others, all the commotion, all hell breaking loose and then we just followed slowly behind. There we had a few boats come through headed up the East River to LI Sound, but most boats had come from the south.
Sort of like a concert or sports even emptying out and you just decide I'm not getting in that and wait until it's cleared out. We use to find that extra 15-20 minutes sure eliminated a lot of stress. We'd just sit talking about what we'd just seen or, if sports, listening to the post game show.
I believe they're using the East River again this year. I saw mention of the Brooklyn Bridge some where.