Williamsburg Bridge

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 video still from of aerialist Seanna Sharpe performing on the Williamsburg Bridge (credit: YouTube via CBS 2)

Daring Aerialist Seanna Sharpe Arrested After Scaling, Performing On Williamsburg Bridge

An aerialist from Brooklyn and a magician have been arrested after scaling the tower on the Williamsburg Bridge on Monday evening for a daring display of aerobatics antics, police said.

07/12/2011

Architectural Salvage Warehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

New York City To Auction Historic Artifacts From Brooklyn Warehouse

If you walk down a residential street near the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, you might look up at the old sign with Mayor Ed Koch’s name on it.

07/12/2011

Williamsburg Bridge (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Two Men Charged With Criminal Trespass For Trying To Climb Williamsburg Bridge

Both 22-year-old James Stafford, of Woodstock, Conn., and 25-year-old Brice Farrell, of Damsascus, MD were arrested early Wednesday morning.

06/15/2011

Williamsburg Bridge (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Police Talk Man From Jumping Off Williamsburg Bridge

It took almost a dozen NYPD officers about three hours to talk a 39-year-old man from leaping off the Williamsburg Bridge on Saturday morning.

05/21/2011

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

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

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