J'adore: Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan is having a birthday party. The Brooklyn Bridge is 125 years old this month and New York City is getting ready to celebrate.

“The Brooklyn Bridge is not only one of the great engineering marvels of all time; it is also a beautiful symbol of New York that is recognized around the world,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The wonderfully diverse events are representative of the iconic bridge that has connected the people of Brooklyn and Manhattan for generations. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this legendary icon that has done so much for our City

The five-day festivities will kick off May 22 with a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, and a Grucci fireworks presentation.

My favorite piece of news? Brooklyn Bridge will be lit up in an array of colored lights from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. from May 22 through Memorial Day.


Flickr photographer James Neeley gives us a Brooklyn Bridge Sunset photo that’s as painterly as it is photographic.