Brooklyn Bridge

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    New York State Governments Are One of the Most Frequent Requesters of Twitter Account Information in the World

    Last week, the Manhattan District Attorney's office subpoenaed Twitter, Inc. for any information the company might have pertaining to the identity of @bicyclelobby, a parody account created last year as a response to the ravings of Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz. The f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 23, 2014


    The museum takes its spooky science outdoors

  • Voice Choices

    June 18, 2014


    Hawaii comes East for this canoe race

  • Voice Choices

    May 8, 2013


    Tour the city’s bridges in a hurry

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    The New "On The Go!" Digital Subway Maps Are A Tourist's Dream Come True

    Aside from a subway death solution, a review of the G train and a whole slew of transportation inconveniences, the MTA is also in need of a technological upgrade. Luckily, that'll be arriving shortly (the other issues mentioned... maybe not so much). Two summers ago, the agency installed several ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    Loud, Honking Cabs Beware: 'Summer Streets' Are Taking Over NYC Today

    If you're watching this video, we hope you have a huge smile on your face. If you're a cab driver who hates traffic, you might not. But, for the rest of us pedestrian folk, today is a great day to have feet.For the next three Saturdays, the New York City Department of Transportation is bringing back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Three Arrests After Demonstrators Chain Themselves Across Brooklyn Bridge Exit Ramp To Protest Citizens United

    Three protesters were arrested this morning after attempting to chain themselves together across the exit ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge. The action was part of a larger protest against corporate influence in politics and the 2010 Citizens United decision. Billy Livsey, one of those arrested, said h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Blogroll Gazette: Brooklyn Bridge Champagne Cave, Mucky Fat Sandwiches

    Erik ForsbergTracy Morgan's favorite food? ​Edible Geography explores the history of an abandoned champagne cave built into the Brooklyn Bridge. The Salt finds out what foods astronauts crave when they're in space.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Leon Reid IV Wants to Put a 60-Foot Spider on the Brooklyn Bridge

    ​Earlier in October, artist Leon Reid IV succeeded in getting permission from the city to put an "I Love NY" cap, camera, subway map, and shopping bags on the oldest statue in New York City's possession, Union Square's George Washington. (The city had previously clad the statue in a cape for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    UAW Endorses Occupy Wall Street; Massive March Planned Today

    This morning the UAW -- the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America -- issued an official endorsement of Occupy Wall Street, which they deem "a movement for economic and political justice." They've said they'll commit resources to the movement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Transport Workers Union Denied Injunction Against City's Use of Bus Drivers to Transport Arrested Protesters; Suit Not Dismissed

    Today the Transport Workers Union, which last week voted unanimously in support of Occupy Wall Street, went to court to fight against the city's use of city bus drivers to transport arrested protesters. Following the Brooklyn Bridge arrests on Saturday, the Union said the NYPD had commandeered numer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Nelson Blue

    Lauren Shockey​This week's dish was a bit tricky -- were they pancakes? Latkes? Johnny cakes? Nope. Instead, the pictured plate was the corn-and-zucchini fritters at Nelson Blue, the New Zealand-centric restaurant just off the South Street Seaport. A simple summery appetizer best enjoyed o ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Tortilleria Nixtamal and La Newyorkina Are Set to Rock City Hall

    Edible QueensBrooklyn Bridge-bound.​If the Brooklyn Bridge were a rainbow (and it is! of humanity!), consider this the pot of gold at its end: next month, Tortilleria Nixtamal will open a kiosk right by the Manhattan foot of the bridge, in the park adjacent to City Hall.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Where Was I Eating? Grimaldi's

    Lauren ShockeyServing pizza now on both sides of the bridge​Once again, Fork in the Road readers have proved that they are worth their salt. This week's image in question depicts artwork at the new outpost of Grimaldi's in the Limelight Marketplace, the Brooklyn Bridge photo serving as the pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Artist Etch A Sketches New York City, From Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge

    ​Unique art is easy to find in New York City, but Bryan Lee Madden's pieces stand out in the crowded field. Madden uses Etch A Sketches to create his works, which run from fine art to cartoonish sketches, and are commissioned for friends and clients alike (email him if interested!). We got in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Three Worst Facebook Spams!

    ​ Why do these same old annoying, fake, potentially viral messages keep popping up on my page? 3) "Hey Michael, I can't believe it, I actually got a free ipad to test out and keep. They are only giving away a limited supply, so I'm showing you this. I absolutely LOVE the iPad :)" blah blah.. &nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    MTA Unveils Six-Foot-Tall Futuristic Subway Intercoms for Interhuman Communication

    via MTA​Someday in the not-too-far-off future, you will be able to go about your daily business of work and life and never, ever have to speak to an actual person face-to-face. The MTA gets a jump on that with a new pilot program that will install new MTA Help Point Intercoms in the 23rd Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Live: LuckyMe Turns A Chinatown Dim Sum Restaurant Into A Raging Nightclub

    Cubic Zirconia's Tiombe Lockheart, commanding the crowd. Pics by Oliver Correa, more below.​LuckyMe Showcase 88 Palace Friday, September 24 Somewhere deep in the heart of Chinatown's sleaziest quarter lies 88 Palace, an insignificant-looking mini-mall that, let's be honest, most of us would n ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2010


    Two festivals devoted to funny business

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Manhattan-Bound Lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge Will Close at Night for Next Four Years

    ​New York City traffic just got worse. Starting tonight, the Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed for four years, from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. on weekdays, midnight to 7 a.m. on Saturdays, and midnight to 9 a.m. on Sundays. Sorry, late-night Manhattan-going Brooklyners, Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2010

    New Yorkers Chill Out in Park Ave. Dumpsters

    ​Saturday afternoon kicked off the much-anticipated NYC's Summer Streets series, which for the third consecutive year saw Park Avenue and surrounding areas closed to cars from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park and free for motor-less roaming. Most importantly, though, the event featured the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Moutarde, Le Bistro de la Rue; Goodbye to Tavern on Dean

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Prospect Heights mainstay Tavern on Dean is closing at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The Atlantic Yards project may be to blame. [Eater] West Village Philippe spin-off Phili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    If You Want to Jump Off of the Brooklyn Bridge Today, It Might Work

    ​It's not like anybody can stop you. Apparently, if you're going to jump off of a bridge today, it appears that our city's services really can't stop you, even if you just want them to call you on your bluff and need someone to talk to.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2009

    Quick hits

    A pajama-clad Manhattan woman who jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday is recovering from hypothermia in Bellevue today after Police Department divers jumped from a helicopter and pulled her out of the East River. The Times has an interview with the divers -- The Arbeit Macht Frei (Work wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Bloomberg Approves Public Drinking So Long As It's Upscale

    ​Infamous nanny Mayor Bloomberg has found a restriction of liberties he doesn't like. "I never understood why we don't let you drink in the park," he told a community newspaper chain owned by Rupert Murdoch (where the interview seems not yet to have been printed, allowing the Post to scoop). " ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 8, 2009


    Start your day with fitness classes outdoors

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Many Young Veggies are Anorexic

    A study conducted in Minnesota suggests that many young people who claim to be vegetarians actually suffer from eating disorders. Researchers advise parents to talk to their teens about vegetarianism. [LA Times] Ben & Jerry of ice cream fame have launched a food-tracking campaign. Since the FDA ok' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Tolling Bridges, Taxing Rich, Chaining City Workers to Desks Among City's Budget Options

    This morning the city's Independent Budget Office issued its annual Budget Options document, a sprawling list of ways for the city to either save money or raise revenue. In past years, this was the kind of thing that only got policy wonks' hearts a-flutter; now, with the city staring down the barrel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Arts Roundup: Puppet Show Panned, Etc.

    The Brooklyn Paper's Thurston Dooley III pans Puppetworks' Hansel & Gretel, claiming the puppeteers' "ability to pull the more important strings —- the heartstrings —- was unfairly hampered by a story that is dour when it should be upbeat and morose when it should be merely sad." He also says th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Readers Remember the Blackout

    We got some nice Blackout of '03 reminiscences in response to our request on Thursday. Commenter dstein had just learned how to drive stick and was doing his first solo run through Queens when he wound up on Northern Boulevard with no traffic lights. Chris was at JFK when the power failed and he got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    After-Work Special: Trippin' in Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Tonight in the Tobacco Warehouse (Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park), the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy's Music at The Bridge continues with "evening of live music, video art and other surprises" curated by Zebulon, a Williamsburg "concert cafe" that specializes in tripped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    The Truth Behind 'Beaver' Shots and Who Owns Your Tofurky?

    A web site touting the amenities in The Beaver House, a new building by developer Andre Balazs, features avideo of girls pillow-fighting among other delights. The sales gimmick, dubbed The Beaver Butler, allows owners to monitor their apartments while they are away through video surveillance, light ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 22, 2008

    Did Meryl Streep Ever Sleep With DeNiro?

    At the buffet table with Rachel Dratch, missing Osama, and why Harvey Fierstein is always right

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    Possibly 4th Street #12: Shout Out Louds

    This is #12 of Rob Trucks's Possibly 4th Street expositions, a regular column in which he invites musicians he likes to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City. Inevitably with such a series, we end up underground: Kaki King just took us to the F-Train platform by 14th and Sixth Avenue ... More >>

  • Art

    August 14, 2007

    Slouching Toward Gotham

    Recommendations by R.C. Baker

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2007

    Weekday Bender: UPDATED For Hangover Thursday

    This is a really ugly poster. But Palo Santo has me in a sleeper lock, and this is an Okkervil River side project, so ignore the cock-a-too-ugly-birdie and take a fuckin' risk, man. The show's in a castle.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007
  • News

    April 4, 2006

    'This Is the Time to Rise'

    Immigrants march, plan May 1 strike

  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    New Fish

    If Joe Socks were here now, I'd be a protected guy. Now I'm just . . .

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    MTA Strike: Long Treks and ($10) Dollar Vans

    Sancho Quinones, 35, of Fort Greene Brooklyn, was about to make the trek over the Brooklyn Bridge in freezing weather—for the second time today. New York City might be having its first transit strike in 25 years, but Quinones was determined to reach his girlfriend's house in the Bronx. The f ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    July 13, 2004
  • News

    August 26, 2003

    Point of Collapse

    During Blackout '03, the Brooklyn Bridge Swayed as Pedestrians Trudged Across. What If Manhattan's Emergency Exit Has an Emergency?

  • Columns

    August 12, 2003
  • NYC Life

    October 1, 2002
  • News

    November 27, 2001

    On Edge

    Aggressive Skaters Have to Choose Between a Living and a Life

  • Music

    July 3, 2001
  • Music

    September 5, 2000

    Rattling the Stones

    Glenn Branca and Friends Shake the Brooklyn Bridge

  • News

    April 20, 1999

    Blood and Bridges

    Rudy's Wrongs Stir a Movement at the Diallo March

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