Photo by myself of the Brooklyn Bridge, out the sunroof of Mark's car.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most recognizable icons in New York because of its distinctive stone piers and diagonal cables. If you're in town on a nice day and have the chance to walk across it, you should. Cars run on one level, while pedestrians and cyclists have the upper level to themselves.
Pedestrian access to the bridge starts near City Hall on Centre Street. You wind up on the other side in Brooklyn Heights, where you can walk on the Brooklyn Promenade along the East River.
Who doesn't like a happy ending? In the Times, you can read about a recent New York incident that turned out okay.
A woman named Hannah Emily Upp was found last year after going missing for three weeks. She'd had a rare episode of memory loss, where she forgot her identity, similar to Jason Bourne in the Bourne series (though not at all violent).
Upp wandered around the city without identification cards or money, and was found in the waters off Staten Island. Only now has she been interviewed about the incident.
Once in a while, you see 'Missing' signs posted on the street, and you hear something in the local news. I assume the person wanted to go missing, and they were either running from something, or being chased.
It's nice to see that 'Missing' can mean a happy ending.
Click here for the Times article.
Related posts: More of the Brooklyn Bridge, From Under the Bridge and The View from the Promenade.