NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A banner that appeared to praise Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “peacemaker” was hung from the Manhattan Bridge Thursday afternoon.

The banner, 20 feet by 30 feet, was draped from the northern walkway on the Brooklyn side of the bridge at around 2:30 p.m.

The banner was removed a short time later.

Officers are looking at surveillance video on and around the bridge to try to find whoever hung the banner.

There have been no arrests.


Comments (32)
  1. Jaroslav says:

    Happy birthday Mr. Vladimir Putin. Thank you for everything what you doing for save of these crazy world.

  2. Перун says:

    if some american presidents posters, flags etc. can be placed on the walls of buildings, in the other countries all over the world, and if it is, as you say “a demoNcracy”, than be a real “democrat” for everyone. If you don’t like this, who care ? Happy birthday V.VIPutin !

    1. земеля says:

      Ты что язычник? Настоящие русские – Православные. Перунов нам не надо никаких.

  3. Squafdonoboles says:

    So how did they make this banner? I’d love to make one of my GF.

  4. The Facts says:

    Vlad the Invader.

  5. Татьяна says:

    Это так мило… Накануне дня рождения… Прекрасный подарок!!!

    1. Перун says:

      �� Днем Рождения
      С Днем Рождения
      С Днем Рождения уважаемый Владимир
      С Днем Рождения к тебе !

  6. Lyudmila Terminova says:


  7. Savva says:

    Думаю что никакой житель Америки не решиться такой шаг, как повесить постер с Бараком Обмана.Страна обмана.

  8. cheers says:

    “There have been no arrests” – excuse me??
    ATM he is just a best president worldwide.

  9. markao75 says:

    everything just right- hi is pacifist!

  10. Well done guys keep it up! Happy birthday congratulated Putin!!!

  11. Lana says:

    Happy birthday dear President! You are the best!

  12. Anton says:

    Happy birthday Mr President,
    Happy birthday to you…

  13. Andrey says:

    Happy birthday, V.V.P.!

  14. Поздравляем нашего ВВП с Днем Рождения))) Гип гип урааааааа !))

  15. Hans Kawallo says:

    Great, greets from big old germany 🙂

  16. Stasy says:

    You are so cute, Mr. Putin! Happy birthday!

  17. ValerKa says:

    Russian hackers obviously

    1. George says:

      Make Russia Great Again!

      1. земеля says:

        Russai is allready great :-))

        1. земеля says:


  18. cole richards says:

    Hung obviously not by a Crimean, Georgian, or Ukranian

    1. Bob says:

      Ha-Ha, brainwashed? This banner would be happily signed by 2.5 millions of Crimeans. Not to mention significant amount of non-brainwashed Ukrainians.

    2. Игорь Александров says:

      Great! Volodya, happy birthday to you – and many happy returns to Donbass, Syria and elsewhere to keep the world in order and balance!

  19. Bob says:

    “Officers are looking at surveillance video on and around the bridge to try to find whoever hung the banner.” – so…, no freedom of thought or freedom of speech??? How about Democracy??? These principals are conveniently forgotten or no longer exist in US.

  20. Alexander says:

    Так держать парни. Молодцы, знай наших)))

    1. Lyudmila Terminova says:

      Happy birthday to you, our dear VladiMir VladiMirovich Putin! Be happy!

  21. Halford Mackinder says:

    Vladimir Putin? You mean the leader of the free world?

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