Couples Leaving ‘Love Locks’ On The Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some couples are adding their own pieces of hardware to the Brooklyn Bridge.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller On The Story

A collection of love locks like the ones found in Paris, Budapest, and Seoul are starting to pile up on the New York City landmark.

Most of them are travel size and the quality varies from engraved inscriptions and rhinestone decorations to combination locks with names written in permanent marker.

The McLarens from New Brunswick, Canada says they stopped in their tracks crossing the Brooklyn Bridge when they noticed the locks.

“People were taking photos and we just sort of joined the pack, so to speak. If there’s any semblance to it, it’s kind of lost to us,” said Will McLaren.

Larsen Lasbeuved says there are hundreds of similar locks on a bridge back home in Cologne, Germany. He threw the key away in the river when he met the right girl.

“Get a great girl. So, you put your name on, your name and the girl’s name, and so it’s standing for love,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Monica Miller.

Lasbeuved says he hopes it brings the owners of the locks here in New York as much luck in love as he’s enjoyed with his girlfriend.

Nobody seems to know when the first lock appeared on the East River span, but they are accumulating and catching the attention of visitors.

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  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?


      …if i could permanently ban you from ever posting on this or any other site that you post to i would do it in a heartbeat.

      • Meme Meyagi

        jihad yourself fkn mooslime terrorist

  • Aryamo

    I think it’s romantic. Graffiti is art when done with purpose and not tagging. Therefore, these lovelocks are art as well because they are done with purpose.

    • Michael H.

      Tagging is a form of graffiti, which is art done that defaces public property. This is not graffiti, as nothing is being defaced.

      • Detex

        Not sure I follow you on this. You are still defacing the structure by adding something that “can’t” be removed. I too enjoy good graffiti but I do not see this as anything different. To remove this you need tools and to remove graffiti you need paint. Not much different.

      • Aryamo

        Tagging is a form of graffiti. But not all graffiti defaces property. Some artists rent or buy a wall to display their art. Some companies and organizations contract graffiti artists to place art on walls or other items. Some of these comments described these love locks a unwanted therefore blemishes the scenery of the Bridge.

  • Nick

    Toss the stupid F’s into the river too. Before they spawn more stupid F’s.

  • Michael Mathless


    • David

      DO NOT THROW THEM IN THE RIVER. This is highly irresponsible and terrible for the environment. They should be removed and recycled.

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