This blog post was written by Dan Antonellis in honor of Brooklyn Bridge Opening Day, which was Wednesday! After 14 years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic on May 24, 1883, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time in history. 1,678 more words
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In what is often called the greatest real estate deal ever, Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from native Americans on May 24, 1626, for goods valued at 60 guilders. 302 more words
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In today’s Back Story, we take a listen to the WCBS archives.
George C Parker (1860 – 1936)
I do like a good scam – obviously only if I am not the victim. Those who live in or have visited the Big Apple will know that the Brooklyn Bridge which spans the East River linking Manhattan with (ahem) Brooklyn is one of the iconic images of the city that never sleeps. 547 more words
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he comes to see.” -Gilbert K. Chesterson
I love to travel and to learn about different parts of the world but what I have noticed lately is that I haven’t actually taken any time to see what’s in my own back yard.237 more words