Brooklyn Bridge

Nonprofit Seeks Revival of Historic Brooklyn Banks Skatepark

Posted March 10, 2022 at 5:07 am

The storied Brooklyn Banks skate spot – an unofficial New York City landmark beneath the Brooklyn Bridge – “temporarily” shuttered in 2010. Now, twelve years later, a local nonprofit is looking to revive the skatepark as part of a larger park beautification project. Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan aims to reactivate and reunite the pockets of open […]

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Report: Chalk Artist Hash Halper Dies After Jumping from Brooklyn Bridge

Posted June 17, 2021 at 5:06 am

A street artist known for drawing chalk hearts on the surfaces of downtown has died. The New York Post reports that pop art creative Hash Halper, aged 41, leaped from the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday. He did not survive the fall. The colorful hearts began in 2014, while the self-proclaimed “New York Romantic” worked at […]

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The East River is Freezing Over [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

Two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and the East River is packed with ice floes. The waterway is freezing around the edges and bouncing with the tide – on both sides. Although, not quite as dramatic as those reports from the nineteenth century when a land-bridge was created from a frozen East River. For instance, in […]

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Down in the Vault: Brooklyn Bridge’s Champagne History and Caviar Dreams

Last modified July 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm

The day I meandered around the Brooklyn Bridge mooring and ended up within the vault interior on the Manhattan side was the day a faux accent got me the hell out of dodge… Miss, are you lost? Ya. Do you speak in English? You can’t be in here. Tour. Ya. Lost. Ya. Lost in a […]

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Check Out the Oldest Surviving Footage of NYC [VIDEO]

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 8:41 am

Definitely check out the following video currently making the rounds… Yestervid compiled the alleged “oldest surviving footage of recognizable parts of New York City,” and stitched together an easily-digestible clip. Each of the twenty-eight snippets is accompanied by graphics indicating map coordinates of the shooting locations. Dates of the captured video range from 1896 to […]

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Rosh Hashanah in the 1900s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted September 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown, so to those who celebrate, here’s to a happy and sweet new year! Eat plenty of apples and honey. And brisket. To help celebrate, we’ve collected a bunch of historic photos that capture Jewish Lower East Siders observing the holiday. You’ll notice that most of the shots unearthed show prayer […]

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Skateboarding New York City, Circa 1985 [Video]

Posted May 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

Living in a time where skateboarding is practically mainstream than ever, it’s always fun to look back at the vintage days.

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New Municipal Archive Photo Site Collapses Under Demand

Posted April 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

Tuesday morning, the Department of City Records lifted the veil on roughly 870,000 photos of Manhattan dating as far back as the mid-1800s.

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Weekend Edition: December 4

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Several Seconds]

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Alternate History Postcards of New York City

Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

Readers need not be science fiction aficionados to appreciate the awesomeness of these re-purposed greeting cards. Check ’em out inside!