With the possible exception of the financial district, Midtown may be the New York City neighborhood that corresponds best with American excess. Consider heading there for your independence day celebrations, then, since the DJs at this all-day rooftop "beach party" will include outspoken crunk icon Lil Jon, who one must hope will spend his set yelling at you as you gaze out over the Hudson beneath the fireworks.
Wed., July 4, noon, 2012
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