Join A Block at a Time and the Albany Police Department to discuss firework enforcement within the city of Albany. They will also discuss traffic management for this year’s 4th of July celebration at the Empire State Plaza.

In 2020, the Albany County Legislature banned the sale and use of ALL fireworks (including sparklers) in Albany County. This decision has had a positive impact on the city of Albany. APD will discuss how residents can work with officers to reduce illegal fireworks in the city.

Fireworks are dangerous and cause harm to pets, people and property. Leave them to the professionals so we can all have a happy and safe summer.

Also last week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the return of 4th of July Fireworks. This event has a negative effect on the surrounding neighborhoods. People come from around the Capital District causing traffic congestion and significant parking issues. These issues include causing impossible streets. In an attempt to lessen this impact APD has worked with Albany Parking Authority to address illegal and dangerous parking situations.

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