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On this day: the Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909

Construction of the upper level in 1907

The Queensboro Bridge, linking Manhattan to Long Island City, opened to the public on the 30th of March, 1909. 43 more words


Today in NYC History: The 59th Street Bridge Renamed for Edward I. Koch

If you’ve ever seen Koch, the movie, you’ll recall the scenes were Ed Koch delightfully waves at drivers crossing “my new bridge!” The scene was filmed shortly after the 59th Street/Queensboro Bridge was renamed the Edward I. 584 more words

Today In NYC History

Proposal calls for tolls on NYC's free bridges to fill MTA budget hole

NEW YORK (PIX11)– Right now, it costs nothing to cross East River bridges below 60th Street into Manhattan. Under a proposal formally introduced Tuesday morning, that would change, but the designers of the proposal say they have support for their plan because its benefits to commuters far outweigh the cost of added tolls. 799 more words


Big Rigs: It’s four-wheeler mayhem

Use your imagination. Use your mind’s eye. No excuses. It’s Tuesday morning, too early in the week to be tired, so concentrate.

I am writing this from home. 637 more words

North America

View from the Bridge

Queensboro Bridge – Brooklyn bound – Unusual sky

Midtown East From 26 Floors Up

New York City is known for its grand skyscrapers and breathtaking views. Particularly in Midtown where most of the skyscrapers and tall buildings are located. Midtown separates lower Manhattan from Upper Manhattan and is the hub on the city. 37 more words