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Location scout spotlight on the Boro of Brooklyn (New York City), NY neighborhoods of DUMBO and Brookyn Bridge, featuring information and news of particular interest to location scouts, location managers as well as other production personnel.
Original caption (via Wikipedia):
The great East River suspension bridge.
Connecting the cities of New York and Brooklyn. View from Brooklyn, looking west.
The Bridge crosses the river by a single span of 1,595 feet suspended by four cables, 15½ inches in diameter, each composed of 5,434 parallel steel wires. Strength of each cable, 12,000 tons. Length of each land span, 930 feet. New York approach, 1,562½ feet. Brooklyn approach, 971 feet. Total length of Bridge and approaches, 5,988 feet 6 inches. Height of Towers, 278 feet. Height of Roadway above high water, at towers, 119 feet 3 inches, at centre of span, 135 feet. Width of Bridge, 85 feet, with tracks for cars, roadway for carriages, and walks for foot passengers. The Bridge is lighted at night by the United States Illuminating Co. with 35 Electric Lights of 2,000 candle power each.
Construction commenced, January, 1870. Completed, May, 1883. Estimated total cost, $15,000,000.
Location Scout Resource: Brownstoner Blog
Brownstoner.com is a site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn. Launched in October 2004 by Jonathan Butler, the site currently has about 100,000 unique visitors per month.
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Location Scout Spotlight: Marine Parkway Bridge
While location scouting recently in the Rockaways/a>, I was quite taken by the silhouette of the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge against the sunset.
The Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge was opened by the Marine Parkway Authority in 1937 to provide access to the Rockaway Peninsula, which previously could be reached only by ferry or by a circuitous route around the eastern end of Jamaica Bay. When it was built, the bridge’s vertical lift span was the longest in the world. The tapering, curled tops of its towers added a whimsical aspect to the bridge’s design.
The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in New York City (originally Marine Parkway Bridge) is a vertical lift bridge that crosses Rockaway Inlet and connects the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, with Marine Parkway to Floyd Bennett Field, Flatbush Avenue, and the Marine Park neighborhood in Brooklyn. Opened on July 3, 1937, it carries four motor traffic lanes, and a footpath on the western edge. Cyclepaths along both sides of the Parkway connect to the Shore Parkway Greenway and to Flatbush Avenue. The operation of this bridge includes the maintenance of the Marine Parkway from the toll plaza to Jacob Riis Park. Though a city-owned and operated bridge, it connects two parts of Gateway National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park System: Floyd Bennett Field and Jacob Riis Park. The bridge is designated as New York State Route 901B, an unsigned reference route.
Gilbert Ray Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. During an 18-year baseball career, he played in 1943 and from 1947–63, spending most of his career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Location Scout Spotlight: ‘Bored to Death’ on Location – The Local – Fort-Greene Blog – NYTimes.com
Our post a few weeks back linking to a New Yorker Talk of the Town article on the new HBO private-eye comedy “Bored to Death,” which is set in Fort Greene and makes its debut this Sunday, drew some cranky comments about Fort Greene as TV star.