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Night shots from the Penny Bridge.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

That’s the brand new Kosciuszcko Bridge in the shot above, which has recently replaced a 1939 model that was originally christened as the “New Penny Bridge.” The shot was gathered at the surviving masonry of the 1894 model Penny Bridge, aka the Meeker Avenue Street End. 227 more words

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familiar rookery

It’s National Eat a Red Apple Day, in these United States.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The holiday season arrives at Newtown Creek in a manner alien to the neighborhoods surrounding it. 1,015 more words

New York City

Kos-Kee-OOO-Sko Down!

The Kosciuszko Bridge (pronounced by some as “kos-kee-OOO-sko,” and by others as “kah-SHUS-ko”) connects Brooklyn with Queens. It is miserable. And now it is dead, having been replaced by a newer bridge to the side of it. 33 more words


Funeral Held For EMT Killed In Hit-And-Run On Kosciuszko Bridge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A funeral was held Tuesday for an EMT who was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Kosciuszko Bridge.

Kevin Liang was riding his motorcycle to Queens ten days ago to celebrate his 27th birthday when he was fatally struck by a black sedan. 24 more words


Family Offers Reward After FDNY EMT Is Struck, Killed In Hit-And-Run On Kosciuszko Bridge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The heartbroken family of a Brooklyn emergency medical technician killed in a hit-and-run accident is now offering a $25,000 reward to catch the driver. 395 more words


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There is no National Food day on October 5th!

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As promised in Tuesday’s post, one headed over to Calvary Cemetery in the Blissville section of Long Island City to check out the scene after the October 1st “energetic felling” or demolition of the approaches of the Koscisuzcko Bridge. 822 more words

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Drone footage captures moment 80-yo New York bridge is demolished (VIDEOS)

Published time: 3 Oct, 2017 04:15Edited time: 3 Oct, 2017 06:50

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A drone has captured remarkable footage of demolition crews imploding the remnants of an old bridge that had connected the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens for 78 years. 162 more words

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