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How is the weather?

Over the years, the weather has been pretty favorable, given this is beginning of the winter season. Whatever the state of the weather is this year, it has to be better than last year’s record low of 9 degrees Fahrenheit last New Year’s Eve.  The temperatures will be more pleasant, probably in the forties or…

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Tripsavvy.com on New Year’s Eve Walk Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Thousands travel to New York City every year on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop in Times Square. But if large crowds and noisemakers aren’t your ideas of fun, you can still partake in something truly New York: walking across the Brooklyn Bridge on New Year’s Eve. Here are some tips to make your walk…

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How Safe is the Brooklyn Bridge? 

The bridge is very safe.  Because it the greatest possible target for terrorists, it has the best surveillance. The crime rate in New York City has declined, over the decades.  New York City is generally safe if you use your street smarts. “That means not flashing expensive jewelry, watches, and cameras in public, crowded places. It…

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Can You Bring Your Own Bottle?

A customer asks, “Is it possible to drink champagne on the Brooklyn Bridge? New York State law bans drinking in public.  Alcohol should be in a brown paper bag in order to be discreet. I doubt that the police will enforce the drinking laws on such a holiday because too many people will be drinking…

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Where can I find a bathroom?

At this point, late in the evening, most places will be closed.  McDonald’s at 160 Broadway, where we meet, is the best location. A few restaurants may have facilities open for supposed customers. Hotels by law must offer their facilities if you can find one.  Unfortunately, any toilet facilities, within the NYC subway system at…

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Can You Bring Your Own Refreshments?

A customer asks, “Is it possible to bring our own food like a bottle of water or champagne?” The answer is yes.  Alcohol should be in a brown paper bag to conform to New York State law. I doubt that the police will enforce the drinking laws on such holiday except for obvious signs of too…

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The Brooklyn Bridge as the Ultimate NYC Icon

The Brooklyn Bridge IS New York City. More than the Statue of Liberty, which we have to share with those guys over in New Jersey; more than the Empire State Building, which we have to share with the rest of America; more than the United Nations, which we have to share with the rest of…

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The Brooklyn Bridge as the Eight Wonder of the World

The Brooklyn Bridge is a MARVEL of financing, engineering, and beauty. When it opened in 1883, it was considered the EIGHT WONDER OF THE WORLD  and as far as I am concerned it still is. In 1883, it was the longest bridge ever to span a river more than a mile long. It was the first…

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Memorable Quotes about the Brooklyn Bridge

  Everyone should walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. I did it three days in a row because it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve ever had. The view is breathtaking. –Sean William Scott He fell in love with Manhattan’s skyline, like a first-time brothel guest falling for a seasoned professional. He mused over…

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Seven Clever and Funny Quotes About the Brooklyn Bridge

  I once started out to walk around the world but ended up in Brooklyn, that Bridge was too much for me. – Lawrence Ferlinghetti When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, “She’s more beautiful…

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