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We’ve got an explosive story on our hands: fireworks are coming back to the East River.

What had seemed like an ongoing political pipe dream has become a reality: State Senator Daniel Squadron has announced that the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks are finally returning to the east side, after five years over the Hudson. (The show was moved across town in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river.)

“I’m pleased to have pushed for this with Public Advocate de Blasio for years and now — more fruitfully — to partner with Mayor de Blasio and Macy’s to get it done,” Squadron said in a statement. “I look forward to enjoying the show with millions more New Yorkers in more boroughs for years to come.”

This, of course, means that the East Village and Lower East Side as well as Williamsburg and Greenpoint will get to enjoy the pyrotechnics. And it’s another blow for New Jersey after losing the Nets to Brooklyn.