The government shutdown that is plaguing New Jersey—except for friends and family of Governor Chris Christie—has now prompted Jersey City to move its July 4th fireworks celebration from a state park. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said, "I just made the decision in conjunction with our Police, FIre, OEM + Cultural Affairs that we will move our celebration to Exchange Place. I'm not willing to risk waiting around for the state government to act."

The fireworks had been planned for Liberty State Park, but the shutdown has also closed all state parks—and beaches, forests and recreational areas. does point out, "Municipal parks and beaches will remain open, so most local Independence Day fireworks shows are safely on."

The Jersey City July 4th celebration also includes carnival rides and performances—Kool & the Gang will be on stage after 8 p.m.—and the fireworks start at 9:25 p.m.

Now that the Jersey City fireworks are at Exchange Place, New Yorkers will be able to see them from Battery Park. (To be fair, New Yorkers in Manhattan and Brooklyn have traditionally been able to glimpse Jersey City's fireworks.)

NYC hasn't seen July 4th fireworks on the Hudson River since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office. This year, the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks have moved up the East River, meaning those who traditionally line the waterfront along Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and South Street Seaport are out of luck.