Street Fighters Too
Remember the graffiti from a few years ago, the stripe down the sidewalk dividing it between New Yorkers and tourists? If ever there was a place for such a demarcation, it would be the Brooklyn Bridge, where wayward out-of-towners and death-courting cyclists do battle on a daily basis.
“We are issuing a call to expand the human capacity of the bridge,” Councilman Brad Lander of Park Slope declared at the Manhattan entrance to the 129-year-old span yesterday. An average of 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 bicyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge every day, according to the Department of Transportation. A good many of them have close encounters of the two-wheeled kind.
Along with a few colleagues in the council, Mr. Lander wants the city to consider expanding the narrow boardwalk atop the beige bridge to accommodate more passengers.
Have you heard of the graffiti artist—or vandal, depending on your persuasion—who goes by the name of Lewy BTM? Well, you’re about to, because the guy merits a level of fame (or infamy!) for this.
Premiering with The Avengers this weekend is the latest trailer for the final installment of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. And while the movie shot on as many locations as it has villains (so…approximately three, if you count Pittsburgh and a dubious Marion Cotillard), we were just happy that the Bat Man would finally be coming home to roost in the original Gotham instead of Chicago. Especially since at the time of shooting, the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park were being bandied about as a possible location device. (Relevant!)
But with this extended preview, we finally see what destruction Batman’s enemies will bring down upon our fair city. They’re going to blow up our bridges and use mirror imaging to confuse us!
Leading up to Thursday night’s Occupy Wall Street march across the Brooklyn Bridge, the atmosphere was ominous. Streets in the financial district were filled with helmeted police officers on horseback and empty police wagons. After an afternoon filled with hundreds of violent arrests, protesters in Zuccotti Park prepared for the worst as they readied to culminate the day with a massive march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Back in December, that despicable sentinel of the East River, 375 Pearl Street, was put up for sale. Widely considered the ugliest building in the city, plans for its transformation into a glass office tower seemed in doubt. Now, with The Journal reporting that a buyer for “the Verizon Building” has been Read More
The mighty bridge turns 125 years old this weekend with several celebrations, including walking tours, lectures and a performance tonight by the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
Gillian Reagan, at our sister blog The Culture Czar, has the complete celebration schedule.
Shine on, you crazy diamond!
Break out the bubbly! The Brooklyn Bridge is way way way over the hill at 125 this year and New York is celebrating with several birthday bashes this weekend including concerts, movie nights, fireworks, dancing and … uh mini-golf.
The only requisite birthday event missing is karaoke but maybe the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Broadway master Read More
It’s the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge this month and the city is rolling out a nearly week-long celebration through Memorial Day.
The five-day festivities kick off on May 22 with a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, and a Grucci fireworks show, the city announced today. Read More
8:30 a.m. A Way of the Cross procession will start at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street between First and Second avenues, and proceed along 42nd Street to Eighth Avenue.
10 a.m. A Way of the Cross procession will start at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, 250 Cathedral Place in Brooklyn, then proceed over the Brooklyn Bridge, Read More
Location: What’s the value of living near a New York City park?
Benepe: I think it’s the crucial factor for many people when choosing where they live and where they invest their money and develop. Soon after I became parks commissioner, I noticed in the real-estate sections, increasingly, how many of the ads focus on Read More