Queensboro Bridge

Base of Missing 59th Street Bridge Lamppost in Queens (courtesy: Judith Berdy)

Base Of Missing 59th Street Bridge Lamppost Found In Queens

On the Manhattan side of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, there is a giant bronze lamppost. There used to be two, but one of them mysteriously disappeared decades ago.

04/18/2012

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New East River Bridges Toll Proposal Goes After Everyone, Including Bicyclists

Sam Schwartz, known as “Gridlock Sam” to many, wasn’t kidding Friday when said his new plan to raise $1.2 billion a year tolling the East River bridges will hit a lot of people.

03/23/2012

Times Square - New York, NY - Dec 31, 2010 (credit: Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Times Square Getting Ready For New Year; Experts Offer Resolution Advice

Times Square is getting ready to throw a New Year’s Eve bash. But with a new year, come new resolutions and the experts weighed in to help people learn how to stick with them all year long.

12/27/2011

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Manhole Fire Near Queensboro Bridge Leads To Building Evacuations

CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis was live at the scene and reported that workers hit a gas line and some electrical lines while working on a trench around 3 p.m. Friday. That caused an explosion that came up through a manhole.

07/29/2011

Williamsburg Bridge (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Calls Renewed For Tolls On East River Bridges

One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.

07/19/2011

A car crashed into a row of stores at the foot of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Saturday, marking the third time it’s happened in the last few months. (Credit: CBS 2)

Two Hurt After Yet Another Crash At Queensboro Bridge Off-Ramp

A car crashed into a row of stores at the foot of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Saturday, marking the third time it’s happened in the last few months.

05/14/2011

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hudson Valley State Senators Want East River Tolls Instead Of MTA Payroll Tax

Five Republican New York State Senators say ditching the payroll tax in favor of East River tolls would bring in another $100 million for the MTA next year.

04/26/2011

Mayor Bloomberg presides over bill signing ceremony on April 11, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed/NYC Mayor's Office/Flickr)

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Bill Renaming Queensboro Bridge

“Just as he pulled our city back from the edge of collapse, you should know that Mayor Koch literally saved the Queensboro Bridge from near collapse and then began the process of reinvesting in then-crumbling bridges across the city,” Bloomberg said.

04/11/2011

A car is seen after crashing into a storefront off the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City - Queens, NY - Apr 6, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Lawmakers Demand Changes After 2 Deadly Accidents In Queens

Residents and local lawmakers demanded changes at a deadly off-ramp in Queens after two separate accidents in the past two weeks left two people dead.

04/08/2011

A car is seen after crashing into a storefront off the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City - Queens, NY - Apr 6, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

2 Hurt In Another Car Crash By Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

It has happened again: for the second time in two weeks, a car careened off the road at the Ed Koch Queensboro bridge and smashed into a building.

04/06/2011

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Car Jumps Curb, Kills Elderly Man In Queens

Police were investigating an early-morning crash in Queens that left one man dead and two people hospitalized Monday.

03/28/2011

The Queensboro Bridge is seen at sunrise - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

City Council Approves Renaming Queensboro Bridge For Koch

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a statement that “Ed Koch was the bridge that brought New York City back from the brink of bankruptcy.”

03/23/2011

The Roosevelt Island Tram is seen next to the Queensboro Bridge - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2010 - Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Peter Vallone Opposes Renaming Queensboro Bridge For Ed Koch

City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. says Mayor Bloomberg’s pitch to honor Ed Koch came out of the blue and the Queensboro Bridge is part of the heritage and culture of Queens.

03/22/2011

The Brooklyn Bridge - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 21, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Mayor Gets Back On East River Bridges Toll Bandwagon

Mayor Michael Bloomberg ignited another firestorm of controversy on Friday over East River tolls. Just when you thought the plan was out of gas the mayor is bringing it back.

01/28/2011

The Queensboro Bridge is seen at sunrise - New York, NY - Dec 8, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Queensboro Bridge May Get Name Change

The name change requires approval by the City Council.

12/08/2010

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