New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”
Sunday was a day to dote on moms, but for one group, it was also a chance to pay tribute and give attention to a very important mission.
Police, donning helmets and orange vests, scaled the bridge’s cables to get to the man who was perched on top of the 276-foot tower, the New York Post reported.
EMTs turned out in support of Teresa Soler as Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Michael Jaccarino was sentenced to 10 days of community service for punching her in the back of an ambulance in November.
One Million Moms for Gun Control marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Monday to call on Congress to take New York’s lead and enact tough gun-control legislation.
The DOT said that all Manhattan-bound traffic will be redirected to to alternate crossings, including the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.
Michael Jaccarino made a court appearance on Tuesday in connection with the alleged incident back in November.
Hundreds of people were expected to join the candlelight procession that was to proceed from both ends of the bridge, with everyone meeting in the middle. Siegel says the names of the dead would be read aloud.
A drunken Brooklyn prosecutor has been charged with assault and several other counts, after allegedly attacking an emergency medical technician on the Brooklyn Bridge, according to a published report.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the carpooling regulations put in place after Superstorm Sandy will not go back into effect for the work week.
“Although, if the city is so clogged the way it was last Wednesday where even emergency vehicles couldn’t get around we will reinstitute these,” Bloomberg said. “They did make a very big difference. Even though they do impact and inconvenience a lot of people, safety once again is the most powerful thing and the most important thing to us.”
Vehicles entering Manhattan by the four East River bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel must have three or more passengers on Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and midnight.
Limited commuter rail service on Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road has resumed with limited subway service set to resume Thursday.
The Harlem Globetrotters have played 20,000 exhibitions in 120 countries and now for the first time in their 87-year history they will play in Brooklyn.
“A river of power outage refugees pouring over the Brooklyn Bridge,” WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported on August 14, 2003.