Volume 81, Number 6 | July 7 - 13, 2011
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Photo by Milo Hess

Now you know how it feels!
A man from Texas down at the Battery with his family on the Fourth — judging by his bag, fresh off a helicopter sightseeing flight, or about to embark on one — reacted to the blasts from vintage World War II howitzers, which were fired 50 times, once for each state. Reacting to residents’ complaints about intolerable noise, local politicians have ratcheted up efforts to ban the tourist copter flights.

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