Over the Holidays I was looking for “Brooklyn” gifts. I scoured shops, galleries and the internet for anything that SCREAMED Brooklyn. I found the Brooklyn Bridge on greeting cards, tiles, ornaments, t-shirts, bags, magnets. To no avail, the Manhattan Bridge was no where to be found. Why?! It’s only steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge, yet it’s as if it didn’t exist in shops!
Is it not as “pretty” as the Brooklyn Bridge?
I find myself walking under the trunk legs of Manhattan Bridge many times a week. In it’s stance it straddles DUMBO and divides the neighborhood into sub-sections. Where, I have inadvertently crashed many a wedding and modeling photo shoots.
It is the most photographed Brooklyn bridge by tourist-daredevils who stand in traffic for their perfect Brooklyn picture; on the corner of Washington and Front Street where the Empire State Building is framed in the gap of the Manhattan Bridge legs.
Then, why the lack of love for the Manhattan Bridge on gift items?
This is my latest postcard giving a big “What up!” to the Manhattan Bridge and me “raising the roof!”
Manhattan Bridge, you are my favorite Brooklyn Bridge.