Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge!
This past Memorial Day weekend marked the 125th Birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. The City Reliquary (an odd little museum dedicated to NYC artifacts) located in Williamsburg organized their annul Brooklyn Bridge Birthday Bike Ride. My best bike buddies and I were on hand and at the front of the pack for the ride. With three police escorts and about 40 riders, we were an eclectic bunch transversing the streets of Brooklyn. As soon as the group assembled on the bridge promenade there was a brass band on hand to help us sing happy birthday to the bridge. A museum member did a dramatic retelling of the bridge’s history as birthday cake was passed out to the crowd. It was an awesome Brooklyn tribute.
In addition to the festivities, I was able to check out the new signage and fiber optic LED installation that was revealed last week at the pedestrian walkway entrance in DUMBO. My good friend, Adam Tanski in conjunction with Andrew Simons at Emphas!s Design has spent the past year designing the project. Read more about the project here. Nice work guys, it looks great! I have posted some images of their work below.
Photos curtosy of Gothamist