Fireworks torment New York City as protesters demand crackdown

Someone threw an elaborate fireworks show late at night on a Brooklyn street, just as dozens of drivers fed up with illegal fireworks were honking their horns outside Gracie Mansion to disrupt Mayor Bill de Blasio’s dream, dramatic video posted on Twitter shows.

The video, tweeted by Masha Protasova around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday and taken on Midwood Street and Kingston Avenue at Prospect Lefferts Gardens, shows multi-colored fireworks shooting above rooftops, with loud bangs and bursts.

“You are joking,” Protasova wrote.

It was not immediately clear where the video was taken or whether the police took any enforcement action.

Meanwhile, protesters stopped in their cars near Hizzoner’s Upper East Side residence, and many honked their horns for at least a minute.

“We need to send a message that we need to end these chaotic fireworks that [have] It’s been happening all over the city, “said Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who attended the protest, in a video statement posted on his Twitter account.” So if we can’t sleep, Mr. Mayor, you won’t sleep. “

Deaf city dwellers have filed 8,967 complaints of illegal fireworks so far this month in the Big Apple, more than 320 times the 28 complaints recorded in the same period last year.