Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge Painter Fell to His Death Yesterday

Posted November 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

Two workers painting on the Manhattan Bridge fell from the East River span Wednesday afternoon, one of whom plunging 100 feet to his death, officials said. The victim, described as a 37-year-old man, was part of a ten-person paint crew. A police spokeswoman said that all were using safety harnesses, and had been on the […]

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‘Henri’ Rains on the East River Promenade

Last modified August 23, 2021 at 8:21 pm

Hurricane Henri ultimately dumped some half-dozen inches of rain in downtown Manhattan. In the run-up to the storm, flashbacks of Sandy back in 2012 were everywhere. Water, water, and more water. One local walking the beat in and around Pier 35 sent us several images of the 24-hour soaking. The Manhattan Bridge became a waterfall […]

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Scaling the Span: High-Wire Repair Act on the Manhattan Bridge

Posted August 6, 2021 at 5:04 am

Work on the Manhattan Bridge of late has provided fodder for the camera lens. One reader sent us several images of construction crews scaling the span, in a high-wire repair act. This latest round of action on the Manhattan Bridge – ongoing for three years – is part of neverending rehabilitation efforts that began way […]

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The ‘Plus Pool’ Might Soon be a Reality off Two Bridges Coastline

Posted May 10, 2021 at 5:05 am

More than ten years in the making, a daring pool pitch is a lap closer to reality in the East River. Just in time for a slate of new luxury skyscrapers. The so-called Plus Pool (stylized +POOL), that intriguing self-filtering swimming pool, will park in the Two Bridges neighborhood in the not-so-distant future, according to […]

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Skateboarders Are Scaling the Fence at Coleman Skatepark, Flouting Shutdown

Posted May 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

The brief, state-ordered hiatus from skateboarders grinding under the Manhattan Bridge has concluded. Though, not officially. Signs remain in place at many city playgrounds announcing full closure until further notice. Still not much of a deterrence, though. For instance, the popular Coleman Skatepark on Monroe Street. Skaters have begun scaling the fence of late, flouting […]

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Parks Department Locks Coleman Skatepark Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

Kids will be kids, rebelling against the authority. In this case, skateboarders who defied “social distancing” mandates to grind it out at Coleman Skatepark. The popular skater haunt – situated on Monroe Street beneath the Manhattan Bridge – remained so despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Even after the city closed the adjacent field and playground last […]

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Manhattan Bridge Ornamental Globes Replaced After 110 Years

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:11 am

The Manhattan Bridge is sporting a new pair of balls. Globes, that is. As part of the overall structural restoration of the 110-year-old East River crossing, Department of Transportation last week installed the new globes atop the north tower. The bridge had been without since September 30, when the two decorative ornaments were dethroned from […]

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Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI Following Collision at Manhattan Bridge Entrance

Posted October 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

Police last week arrested one of its own after an off-duty officer was busted for drunk driving on the Manhattan Bridge. NYPD Officer Eugene Schatz, 46, was driving eastbound Wednesday night on Canal Street toward the bridge entrance when he got into a minor fender-bender with another vehicle. Yet kept on driving until reaching Brooklyn. […]

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Canadian Tourist Arrested in Manhattan Bridge Climbing Attempt

Posted April 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

Chalk this one up to extreme vacationing. The Daily News reports that a Canadian tourist is currently in police custody for attempting to scale the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Drew Harrison, 24, decided to have a go at climbing the tower closest to the Brooklyn side of the bridge, right around 5pm. Traffic was […]

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NYC Half Marathon Foists Thousands of Runners onto the Lower East Side Next Month

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:06 am

On your mark, get set … for thousands of marathoners on the proverbial doorstep. The New York City Half Marathon is less than a month out, and for the second year running, the Lower East Side is in the crosshairs. The race route shifted last year to include spanning the Manhattan Bridge, Canal Street, and […]

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