It seems Frau Zimmer has decided to become a powerful entity unto herself issuing all kinds of edicts, travel restrictions, rules (even on property you may well own) and check points around town for the expected influx of happy Macy's fireworks viewers.
First a portion of her letter to the public:
All available police officers, firefighters, the Office of Emergency Management, and other municipal officials will be enforcing all codes and regulations regarding public behavior with a zero tolerance level.
This includes an absolute restriction on parties or gatherings on rooftops for viewing of the fireworks celebration unless said property has been properly zoned and approved for rooftop access. Gathering on fire escapes is strictly prohibited. The use of balconies, porches, or any other structures for viewing will be strictly enforced within the confines of the codes for such structures. It is imperative that no overcrowding occur in any of these locations. All codes for the use of rooftops and other aforementioned structures will be strictly enforced with a zero tolerance policy.
No alcohol will be permitted on any walkways or parks along the waterfront. Visitors will need to pass through checkpoints to access the waterfront. Coolers with non-alcoholic refreshments will be permitted access.
Yeah, after all, Americans hate getting together and having parties to celebrate the birth of their nation.
So if you like to be out on your porch or balcony you could be cited. Wanna know why? It really has nothing to do with YOUR safety but police detest citizens holding any kind of higher ground than themselves hence they get all defensive and overreact to balcony situations. Frau Zimmer appears to be doing their bidding for them here. No roof viewing? Please. Dawn, Johnny's from Jersey City and will be on his roof (and would be if you ran JC anyway) or the beautiful walkway along the Hudson in Jersey City (much nicer than the FuHo section truth be told) skipping FuHo entirely. Maybe after your little tantrum Johnny will be forced to avoid FuHo more and more for which he intends to call some of the businesses where he sometimes does buy goods and services and telling them why his money is no longer coming in.
CHECKPOINTS?! CHECKPOINTS?! Good lord, so in essence the freedoms fought and died for by our brave Revolutionary forefathers will be suspended by Dawn Zimmer and the FuHo police ON the 4th of July. What a perfect dichotomy.
Also on the list of don't set forth by Mayor (Hey I got this job by default) Zimmer:
*No saying "ooooooooo and Ahhhhhh" as the shells burst
*No fun of any kind, just sit there, watch and shut your pie holes.
Children of Sombertown, your days of fun are OVER.
(FuHo Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Jersey City Desk file photo)