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Solutions Mulled for Easing Brooklyn Bridge Promenade Congestion

It always seems like a great idea: on a beautiful day, a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, or maybe a stroll preceding a subway ride uptown. It’s a great idea: until you actually get to the Bridge. Aside from early mornings and late evenings, trying to cross the Bridge on foot or two wheels seems […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

According to Notify NYC, “[t]here will be a fireworks display near the Brooklyn Bridge tomorrow, [Tuesday, September 19], at approximately 8:30 PM.” No further details are available.

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Karl Celebrates Brooklyn Bridge’s 134th Anniversary

Our friend Karl Junkersfeld contacted me to alert me to today’s being the 134th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. He kindly sent me the video he made seven years ago, for the 127th anniversary. Video after the jump (click on “Read full story”); enjoy!

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Crowd Atop Brooklyn Bridge Tower Yesterday Was For Police Drill

When I took a stroll out to the Promenade late yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, a friend stopped me and asked if I knew why there was what appeared to be a crowd of people on the top of the east (Manhattan side) tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. I took out my trusty little point ‘n’ shoot […]

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Expand Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian and Bike Paths?

Your correspondent occasionally enjoys a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but as the narrow pedestrian and bike paths, separated only by a thick painted white line, have become increasingly crowded, enjoyment has become scarce. I’ll quickly admit this is more the fault of pedestrians than of cyclists. Walking three or even four abreast, or stopping […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives

As I was taking a stroll along the Promenade this afternoon I noticed two police helicopters, one hovering overhead and the other making slow circuits around the Brooklyn Bridge. At the Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance at the foot of Old Fulton Street I found fire and police vehicles and ambulances (photo). I asked a bystander […]

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“Moms” March Over Brooklyn Bridge for Gun Sense Next Saturday

The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense invites their neighbors to join them Mother’s Day weekend for the 4th Annual Brooklyn Bridge March.  Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm Moms, Dads, survivors and supporters will gather at Cadman Plaza Park to march over Brooklyn Bridge towards a rally at City Hall.  […]

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Five Borough Bike Tour, Road Closures This Sunday

Thanks to this correspondent’s penchant for late night surfing, The Blog has just learned of this Sunday’s TD 5 Boro Bike Tour.  Now in its 39th year, the ride consists of “32,000 cyclists of all skill levels [who] come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally […]

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Robert Furman’s Brooklyn Heights is a Trove of Information

Robert Furman’s (with contributions of photographs of historic Brooklyn Heights buildings by Brian Merlis) Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb is a massive–471 pages–attempt to encompass all that is significant in the history of our neighborhood. The subtitle provides a narrative arc, though an inverted one. It begins with a […]

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Autumn Scenes from Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

This weekend afforded perfect weather for brisk walks through the Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and I was able to get some photos of fall blooms and foliage, as well as other scenes. Asters were in bloom in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardens near the Remsen Street entrance. Seen from the newly opened outer portion […]

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