Earlier this month the New York Police Department reported that it has
confiscated more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks, ranging from
sparklers to professional pyrotechnics. But the scofflaws’ loss is your
gain, kind of: the police released this video of the mass detonation of
the entire stash, which was accomplished Friday, 1 July 2011 at 11:05 a.m. at
the firing range at Rodman’s Neck in the Bronx.