Yonathan Souid, 23, of Esnandes, France is charged with felony reckless endangerment and misdemeanor criminal trespassing.
Police say a French tourist was taken into custody after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos.
Police said the Rainbow Quest vessel was cruising the East River when its light tower struck the bridge at around 11 p.m. Friday
Sen. Charles Schumer announced legislation to make it a federal crime to trespass at places like the Statue of Liberty and Indian Point with the intent to commit a crime.
Sen. Charles Schumer wants a federal law to prohibit trespassing on big bridges or structures like the Statue of Liberty after incidents involving people who scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and World Trade Center.
A Russian tourist accused of climbing up a cable on the Brooklyn Bridge was in court Friday, and is still waiting for a final resolution.
After two high-profile security breaches at the Brooklyn Bridge, the city has taken action.
The Russian tourist accused of climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with his cell phone was back in court Friday.
The city is continuing to beef up security on the Brooklyn Bridge following two high-profile security breaches.
Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.
Police said Yaroslav Kolchin was seen walking back and forth on the landing, taking photos with his iPhone.
NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday that the flags are in the United States.
The NYPD has negotiated with the attorneys for the German artists who claim to have swapped the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, in order to get the American flags back, police sources told CBS 2.
Police were investigating Wednesday evening after pro-Palestinian groups unfurled a political protest flag on the span of the Manhattan Bridge.
Mischa Leinkauf and Mattias Wermke said they hoisted the hand-sewn white flags onto the 131-year-old bridge’s towers as a celebration of public art in “the global center of creativity.”