Traveling w/ family (including pre teens) over July 4 to NYC and staying near Port Imperial (NJ). I would really like to see the Macy's fireworks and am considering one of the cruise options as that sounds like a great option. My biggest concern (and question) is, not being familiar w/ NY at all, what are some good options for getting back across the Hudson after the fireworks. I've heard tales of subways being shut down etc (I assume streets will be shut down as well in the viewing areas?). Do car hires make trips like this? Is a taxi a good option? Do these have to be arranged in advance? I appreciate any suggestions (while I very much want to see the fireworks, being able to get back to our lodgings is my first priority). Thanks for any assistance.