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Constant fireworks frazzle nerves in New York City

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. Complaints are skyrocketing about thundering fireworks exploding over otherwise quiet U.S. neighborhoods, fraying nerves already frazzled by lockdown restrictions. 
  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. Complaints are skyrocketing about thundering fireworks exploding over otherwise quiet U.S. neighborhoods, fraying nerves already frazzled by lockdown...more

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. Complaints are skyrocketing about thundering fireworks exploding over otherwise quiet U.S. neighborhoods, fraying nerves already frazzled by lockdown restrictions. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Even in the city that never sleeps, weary New Yorkers in the first half of June lodged a one-hundredfold increase in complaints compared to the year-ago period, of explosions that begin before sundown and rattle windows into the morning.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Even in the city that never sleeps, weary New Yorkers in the first half of June lodged a one-hundredfold increase in complaints compared to the year-ago period, of explosions that begin before sundown and rattle windows into the morning. ...more

Even in the city that never sleeps, weary New Yorkers in the first half of June lodged a one-hundredfold increase in complaints compared to the year-ago period, of explosions that begin before sundown and rattle windows into the morning. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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The city's 311 hotline received 2,492 fireworks complaints from June 1-16, up from just 25 in the same period in 2019.  
 REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

The city's 311 hotline received 2,492 fireworks complaints from June 1-16, up from just 25 in the same period in 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

The city's 311 hotline received 2,492 fireworks complaints from June 1-16, up from just 25 in the same period in 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    
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The pyrotechnics occur almost nightly across the five boroughs of New York, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus infections, which recently achieved the nation's lowest rate of virus spread.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The pyrotechnics occur almost nightly across the five boroughs of New York, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus infections, which recently achieved the nation's lowest rate of virus spread. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The pyrotechnics occur almost nightly across the five boroughs of New York, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus infections, which recently achieved the nation's lowest rate of virus spread. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, June 19. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the skyline of Brooklyn, June 18. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the skyline of Brooklyn, June 18. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Illegal fireworks illuminate the sky over the skyline of Brooklyn, June 18. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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