Fireworks are not only dangerous, in New York City they are also illegal. Possession or use of fireworks is a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment, a fine, or both.
- Amateur use of fireworks can lead to serious burns, injuries, fires and even death. Leave fireworks to the professionals.
- Sparklers, which are hot enough to melt gold and can easily catch fire to clothing or hair, are also unsafe for amateur use
- You can anonymously report the deliver, sale, use and/or storage of fireworks by calling 311