The waiting was definitely the hardest part, but the return of the Macy's July 4th Fireworks Display to the East River on Friday was worth the wait. It'll be another year until New Yorkers get to enjoy mass eruptions of massive legal flammable contraptions, so check out our city-wide roundup of the best views of the Independence Day fireworks below.

Here's the TV edition:

Here's a long one taken from the Brooklyn side:

Here's one from Hoboken NJ:

Here's footage from Brooklyn Bridge Park:

Here's the view from Manhattan:

Here's a cool timelapse:

Here's an even faster timelapse:

And as a bonus, here's what it looks like when a drone was sent up into a fireworks in West Palm Beach, Florida: