New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge that uses suspension cables and also diagonal cables from both towers to provide additional stiffening.
Completed in 1883 to a design by John A. Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to use suspension cables made from steel wire.
The bridge crosses the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Manhattan’s Empire State Building is 1,454 feet (or 443 meters ) high to the tip of its rooftop antenna.
The 102-story skyscraper has an architectural height of 1,250 feet (or 381 meters).
From its completion in 1931, it was the tallest building in the world, until 1970 when it was overtaken by the World Trade Center towers.
If you are moving to a new home in Manhattan, New York City, aim to set up utility accounts at least two weeks before your move-in date.
Electricity in Manhattan is supplied by ConEdison and you can move or set up a new service online at coned.com or by phone on 1-800-752-6633. New customers require an ID number from a driver’s license, social security card, passport or similar to avoid paying a deposit.
Gas in Manhattan is also supplied by ConEdison so you can set up an account at the same time as electricity if needed. If you are renting, it is likely that gas is included in your rent so a supply account might not be required. Check with your landlord.
Water services in Manhattan are provided by NYC Department of Environmental Protection. If you are renting, water charges are likely included in your rent so a supply account might not be required. Check with your landlord.
Phone, Internet & TV packages are offered by various providers in Manhattan by cable, fiber and satellite, depending on what’s available at your building. A service technician appointment will likely be required for install.
DISH – 1-888-656-2461
DirecTV – 1-800-288-2020
Charter Spectrum – 1-855-243-8892
RCN – 1-800-746-4726
Verizon – 1-800-837-4966
Times Square in Manhattan was so named in 1904 in anticipation of completing the newly-constructed headquarters of The New York Times newspaper at the convergence of Broadway and 7th Avenue at 43rd Street, an area previously called Longacre Square.
With its distinctive narrow wedge-shaped tower, the New York Times Building was a prominent architectural landmark and provided access to the new Times Square subway station through its arcade level.
Starting on December 31st, 1904, the Times celebrated New Year’s Eve annually with rooftop fireworks, and for 1908, an illuminated ball was lowered down the building’s flagople at midnight. The annual ball drop continues to this day and is a focal point of New York City’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The New York Times quickly outgrew the space and relocated to bigger offices on West 43rd Street in 1913, but the Times Square name endured.
MTA operates the following subway trains across the Manhattan Bridge:
B Sixth Avenue Express on weekdays only, at all times except late nights.
D Sixth Avenue Express at all times.
N Broadway Express at all times except late nights.
Q Second Avenue/Broadway Express/Brighton Local at all times.
For B and D trains, the stops on either side of the Manhattan Bridge are Grand Street in Manhattan, and DeKalb Avenue on the Brooklyn side.
For N and Q trains crossing the bridge, the first Manhattan stop is Canal Street. On the Brooklyn side, Q trains stop at DeKalb Avenue, while most N trains bypass DeKalb Avenue and stop at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.