Our Gateway to Manhattan Turns 50

Verrazano

(Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Early 1960’s. Image from Museum of The City of New York)

Happy Birthday this past week to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge which turned 50! Always commanding a presence at the mouth of New York Harbor; The bridge has welcomed visitors and travellers alike now for half a century.

Hats off to the Bloggers at The Bowery Boys, keepers of many of New York City’s best historical secrets. They put together A top 10 list of facts and a podcast about the Bridge and its relationship to Our City’s past. Cheers to the Verrazano-Narrows and to many more future years servicing New York.

Links of Relatable Note can be found here:

The Bowery Boys (an amazing compilation of New York City’s curious Historical Facts)

Verrazano Turns 50, facts and podcast from The Bowery Boys Blog

Robert Moses, Wikipedia link to The Master Builder of New York Monuments

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