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Constant fireworks frazzle
nerves in New York City

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
Complaints are skyrocketing about
thundering fireworks exploding over
otherwise quiet U.S.

Even in the city that never sleeps,
weary New Yorkers in the first half of
June lodged a one-hundredfold
increase in complaints compared to
the year-ago period, of explosions
that begin before sundown and rattle
windows into the morning.

The city's 311 hotline received 2,492
fireworks complaints from June 1-16,
up from just 25 in the same period in
2019.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  
 

The pyrotechnics occur almost
nightly across the five boroughs of
New York, once the U.S. epicenter of
coronavirus infections, which
recently achieved the nation's lowest
rate of virus spread.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the Bedford-Stuyvesant
neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky
over the skyline of Brooklyn, June 18.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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