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We weren’t sure what to do on 4th July. The possibilities seemed to be to turn up around 12th Street at three in the afternoon to get a good viewing spot for the fireworks; find someone with a view from their apartment to watch the fireworks or pay a lot of money for a ticket to be on a boat or a pier to watch the fireworks. Or alternatively go to Coney Island to watch the hot dog eating contest.
We couldn’t believe how quiet the city was. A lot of shops were shut, restaurants and bars we thought to try were shut for the holiday. The streets were empty.
We made a half hearted attempt to be downtown hoping to see the fireworks through the buildings but we wanted to eat. After walking to numerous closed places we found Cafe Gitane in Mott Street which is a perfectly pleasant place that does good salads. We missed the fireworks but weren’t too fussed.
The photo is of Uni Qlo on 5th Ave, which was open.