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Opened on November 21, 1964, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge celebrates its 50th anniversary this week, so we’re honoring the occasion by looking at some of the statistics, quirks, and interesting bits of info that make up the massive crossing’s history. From parachuting off its tower, to a cameo in Saturday Night Fever, to nearly 22 dozen…


The following is a press release from the MTA Press Office: The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4 for the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event. Motorists…


The Space Shuttle Enterprise made the journey from John F. Kennedy Airport to New Jersey by barge yesterday, giving Southern Brooklyn residents an unparalleled show of the historic spacecraft. Tons of our readers took the opportunity to check it out, sending in dozens of dazzling photos as it made its way from the Marine Parkway…


Shutterbugs – and I mean those of you shutterbugs with really, really good telescopic lenses – get those cameras ready! Tomorrow morning the Space Shuttle Enterprise will fly over Sheepshead Bay (strapped to a Boeing 747) on its way to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum via John F. Kennedy…

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