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

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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…

How Safe is the Brooklyn Bridge? 

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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…

The Brooklyn Bridge as the Eight Wonder of the World

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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…

Memorable Quotes about the Brooklyn Bridge

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  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…

Seven Clever and Funny Quotes About the Brooklyn Bridge

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  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…

The Brooklyn Bridge and Currier and Ives

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English: Chromolithograph of the Brooklyn Bridge in the City of New York, New York, United States, by Currier and Ives. Original caption: The great East River suspension bridge. Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn. View from Brooklyn, looking west. The Bridge crosses the river by a single span of 1,595 feet suspended by…