Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn Bridge Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, and a New York City Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
It connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed. It was originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, but it was later dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name coming from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915.
The Brooklyn Bridge has always been a romantic icon in New York City – from moonlit walks, to first encounters, and even marriage proposals! Last October, Monica and her then boyfriend, Leo Michał PFrank-owski, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path. At the base of one of the towers, Lester pulled out a saxophone and began serenading Monica with "What the World Needs Now is Love". He finished by getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him. (hint: she said yes!) But that's not their only memory of the Brooklyn Bridge; the couple met on the bridge four years ago! Congratulations to Monica and Lester, and Happy Valentine’s Day to all! 💕 [image description: A photo collage of four photos. On the top left, Lester, wearing a tuxedo, plays the saxophone on the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn bridge, while the sun sets behind him and the lights of the lower manhattan skyline are visible. In the photo below, Lester is own on one knee, proposing to Monica on the pedestrian walkway of the bridge, with the lit up skyline of lower Manhattan visible behind them. In the photo to the right, Monica and Lester embrace. Headlights of cars are visible on the lower deck, and the lights of sky scrapers and the evening sky behing them. In the center of the image is a photo, shaped like a heart, of Monica's hand with wearing her engagment ring, framed by a red heart.]