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Thursday, May 15, 2008

5 Day Celebration for Brooklyn Bridge's 125th Birthday

The Brooklyn Bridge is 125 years old this month and New York City is getting ready to celebrate.

The bridge connects Brooklyn and Manhattan across the East River, and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country.

Completed in 1883, the bridge opened with a "People's Day" celebration; for a penny toll the general public was permitted to traverse its span. (A few days later, on Memorial Day, 12 pedestrians were trampled to death when the crowd believed the bridge was collapsing and panicked.)

This fest will kick off with a public birthday party on Thursday, May 22 at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, featuring live music by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The evening will feature a Grucci Fireworks presentation and an unprecedented light installation featuring a colorful array spanning the length of the Brooklyn Bridge, illuminating the New York City skyline each evening from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm from May 22 through Memorial Day.

Getting to these events is no problem, at all. Just contact NYC Limousine and we will make certain you get to where you want to go to celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge's 125th Birthday in style.

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