Posts Tagged ‘postcard’

hot & flat

Ease onto the Belt Parkway and pretend you’re having an upstate getaway for the long weekend. This doesn’t look that different from dozens of less urban highways along the East Coast. Well, maybe the shoulders are a little scruffier and the buildings in the distance are taller, but you get the idea.

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manhattan bridge

Print this picture, carefully snip it out, and send to an out-of-town friend or acquaintance who thinks the Brooklyn Bridge is the only above-ground link between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The Manhattan Bridge, a suspension bridge that crosses the East River and connects Canal Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension, opened to traffic in 1909. The bridge has four auto lanes, split between two levels, four subway tracks, and paths for pedestrians and bike riders.

I thought I’d found a place for Manhattan Bridge enthusiasts to gather, but it turns out the Manhattan Bridge Club is more concerned with cards than bridges.

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