Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bash
May 13th, 2008

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitzannounced a five-day celebration to mark the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. The event will run from May 22 through May 26 and include a bridge lighting, concerts, lectures, children’s readings, dance performances, and a bike tour. The New York Observer notes that the $15 million birthday bash will cost roughly as much as it did to build the bridgeover a century ago (not counting inflation).But there may be at least one lastingresult of the event: an upgraded pedestrian bridge entrance, which officials promise is getting “newly designed signage and energy efficient lighting.”

By on May 13, 2008, 8:33 am
In category: Gotham City,Transportation,Waterfront | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bash”

  1. SJF Says:
    May 23rd, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge!

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