” A late-night charity fireworks show on Manhattan’s West Side on Thursday night had residents fearing they were under attack.
It started late, at 10 p.m., and as CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Friday, many people were caught off guard.
As revelers aboard the Intrepid enjoyed fireworks lighting up the sky above the Hudson River, blasts echoed through West Side neighborhoods, leaving many residents fearing the worst.
“I thought we were actually coming under attack. I didn’t think fireworks. With everything that’s going on, it’s nerve-wracking,” resident Dahlia Rodriguez said.
The fireworks spectacle was the finale to an evening charity gala for North Shore-LIJ Health System, but nearly 100 unknowing and concerned locals had no idea and called 311.”