Mayor Bloomberg and his special Fireworks Crackdown Division have been doing their darndest to track down every sparkler peddler in the five boroughs, even if it meant driving down to the sixth borough. They made 48 seizures leading up to the 4th, but that wasn't enough to stop many NYers from setting off fireworks in their neighborhoods. Check out some videos of illegal fireworks below, and everyone be grateful they still have their fingertips.




Staten Island—it's unclear whether these were definitely illegal, but one man does note it was "terrifying"