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The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

Courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Ruthie Boirie has owned this barber shop in Brooklyn for 17 years. I've never had a haircut here.

Tags:   Ruthie's Neighborhood Barber Shop 66 St. Marks Avenue Park Slope Brooklyn New York

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Although the Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride in Coney Island, New York (the ride ceased operations in 1968), its iconic open-frame steel structure remains a Brooklyn landmark.

262 feet (80 meters) tall and weighing 170 tons (150 tonnes), it has been called the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn". It was built for the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, and moved to its current site - then part of the Steeplechase Park amusement park - in 1941. It is the only portion of Steeplechase Park still standing today.

It was based on functional parachutes which were held open by metal rings throughout the ascent and descent. Twelve cantilevered steel arms sprout from the top of the tower, each of which supported a parachute attached to a lift rope and a set of surrounding guide cables. Riders were belted into a two-person canvas seat hanging below the closed chute, then hoisted to the top, where a release mechanism would drop them, the descent slowed only by the parachute. Shock absorbers at the bottom, consisting of pole-mounted springs, cushioned the landing. Each parachute required three cable operators.

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