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December 12, 1992
I was very happy to see that Rick Du Brow is encouraging viewer thoughts on behalf of that wonderful program, "Brooklyn Bridge." It is important that CBS know that it is accountable to a wide range of ages, not just the under-30 crowd. When my husband and I attended a function honoring "Brooklyn Bridge," I was pleased to see that the overflow audience included as many people younger than ourselves (late 40s) as older. "Brooklyn Bridge" appeals to all those interested in quality programming.
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NEWS
December 4, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
Yes, selfies have officially become so ubiquitous that "selfie" is Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year . But maybe, just maybe, we're getting a little too comfortable with snapping pictures of ourselves as we go through our day. Case in point: On Tuesday, a woman in New York found occasion for a selfie when she witnessed a man attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the New York Post. The paper took a photo of the selfie in progress, and splashed it on the front page with the headline "SELFIE-ISH!"
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NATIONAL
October 2, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
About 700 protesters were arrested Saturday in a demonstration against corporate greed and other social inequalities after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours, New York City police said. Paul Browne, a police department spokesman, said that the protesters initially stayed on the elevated pedestrian walkway in the center of the Brooklyn Bridge, which thousands of New Yorkers use every day. "There were no problems until a group broke away and started chanting, 'Take the bridge, take the bridge,'" he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - For the first time in their 29-year history, the MTV Video Music Awards were broadcast live from Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night, but as to whether the event showcased all the borough had to offer - well, you can fuggedaboutit. The setting - the shiny new Barclays Center arena in downtown Brooklyn - may have lent the awards a veneer of hip, but homegrown talent such as Jay Z was scarce among the evening's winners and performers. Instead, MTV offered up "California Gurl" Katy Perry boxing in front of the Brooklyn Bridge and doled out prizes to Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1993
Despite being canceled, "Brooklyn Bridge" will return to CBS' Friday lineup with four newepisodes this summer, beginning July 16. The comedy series about a family in 1957 Brooklyn won critical acclaim but didn't generate ratings to match. It stars Marion Ross, Danny Gerard and Matthew Siegel.
NEWS
April 20, 1990 | Associated Press
More than 50,000 loosely organized marchers converged on lower Manhattan today, closing the Brooklyn Bridge to protest a federal AIDS policy they say discriminates against Haitians. By early afternoon, traffic was badly snarled, even by Manhattan standards. The march was called to protest a Food and Drug Administration policy prohibiting anyone who has emigrated from Haiti from giving blood as a precaution against spreading AIDS.
NEWS
March 25, 1996 | Reuters
A 39-year-old New York City man jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and survived without injury, police said. "It is very unusual to survive such a fall from that bridge. The man went into the East River feet first and was rescued by Harbor Patrol," police spokeswoman Olga Mercado said after the incident Saturday. Police identified the jumper as Frank Perillo from the borough of Staten Island. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. No cause was given for why he jumped off the bridge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Val Verde has its very own version of the Brooklyn Bridge--only in this case it really is for sale. Eager buyers have been turning up lately at auctions to buy a piece of hilly land known as Tract 890, which was subdivided into hundreds of tiny lots in the early 1930s and marketed as ripe for oil speculation.
NEWS
March 28, 1998 | From Reuters
A gun maker and several sellers of firearm parts cannot be held liable for a crime that resulted in the killing of a teenager, a jury found Friday in the first U.S. trial of its kind. The verdict came in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Aaron Halberstam, who was killed four years ago when Lebanese native Rashid Baz opened fire on a van filled with Jewish students on the Brooklyn Bridge.
MAGAZINE
October 25, 1992 | Mark Ehrman
You see them in the classifieds every day--"Hawaii RT $198 for 2," "Helsinki, $1,200 for four," or my favorite: "Anywhere in the U. S., $300." Someone with an airline coupon who needed cash, right? So I called the 213 number and left a message that would become my link to the (cue up weird music) Travel Twilight Zone. After a series of traded messages, Jason, in a very South Bay, white guy manner, offers me a choice of airlines and itineraries, the price still $300. Agreed.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Were the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired live Sunday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the whitest VMAs in history -- or the blackest? The youngest or the oldest? The most exciting or the most embarrassing? Sure, you bet -- all of the above. The 30th edition of an annual production now (like MTV itself) only nominally about music videos, the VMAs this year kept rocketing between extremes, pushing buttons seemingly designed to stoke social-media buzz then retreating into the safety of assured showbiz professionalism.
WORLD
April 9, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Japan readied its missile defense systems Tuesday against a possible North Korean weapons test, saying it would shoot down any missiles or debris if Japanese territory was threatened. Patriot anti-missile batteries were deployed on the grounds of the Defense Ministry in Tokyo and at military installations in and around the capital, according to Japanese news reports. The PAC-3 batteries will also be based on the island of Okinawa, which hosts the bulk of U.S. troops in Japan, sooner than planned in response to North Korea's threats, the Asahi Shimbun reported . Deploying the anti-missile system in Tokyo is “part of our moves to establish a system to protect the lives of our citizens and ensure their safety,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference, according to Jiji Press . Suga earlier said that the missiles will be used solely to protect Japan, according to the Japan Times . Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pushed for Japan to reinterpret its constitution, which bans waging war, to allow Japan to intercept missiles fired at United States targets.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2012 | Scott Timberg
A bridge, of course, is a stretch of metal or stone or something that spans, typically, a body of water. But it also unites two disparate things that would otherwise remain disconnected. So it's only fitting that what could prove a breakthrough piece for the polymath young composer Gabriel Kahane is a piece about the Brooklyn Bridge. Kahane was led to this particular structure by his current locale -- he's part of a Brooklyn new-music renaissance -- as well as Hart Crane's 1930 poem "The Bridge," now considered a landmark of modernism.
NATIONAL
October 2, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
About 700 protesters were arrested Saturday in a demonstration against corporate greed and other social inequalities after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours, New York City police said. Paul Browne, a police department spokesman, said that the protesters initially stayed on the elevated pedestrian walkway in the center of the Brooklyn Bridge, which thousands of New Yorkers use every day. "There were no problems until a group broke away and started chanting, 'Take the bridge, take the bridge,'" he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2011 | Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life Evan Hughes Holt Paperbacks: 352 pp., $16 On Sunday in Brooklyn, as people are standing in line to hear Pulitzer Prize winners Jennifer Egan and Jhumpa Lahiri, others will be parking their strollers so Adam Mansbach can sign copies of his alt-parenting book "Go the F-- to Sleep. " The Brooklyn Book Festival has become New York City's preeminent public daylong literary event - even though it takes place across the river from Manhattan, the epicenter of publishing.
TRAVEL
September 11, 2011
I like to walk bridges. I've crossed the obvious: The Brooklyn Bridge, with its panorama of Manhattan, makes your heart soar. And I've strolled the obscure, including the Duke Ellington Bridge over Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek. (In a world that generally names infrastructure after politicians, it's hard not to admire a span honoring a jazz musician.) Each bridge inspires. I'm awed by the engineering and the audacity to tame nature, or at least a tiny sliver of it. And I love the setting, suspended between water and sky. Yet none of this prepared me for the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. It's hardly the prettiest span: a 1940s-era bridge arching over the muddy Alabama River.
NEWS
December 8, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paramount Studio in Hollywood has played paramount importance in the life and career of Marion Ross. She was under contract to Paramount as an ingenue in the 1950s and appeared in such studio films as "Forever Female," "Sabrina," "The Proud and the Profane" and "Teacher's Pet." Ross returned to the lot in the 1970s to play Richie Cunningham's all-American mom, Mrs. C, on ABC's "Happy Days" for 11 seasons. Now the third time at the studio has quite literally been a charm for Ross, 63.
SPORTS
June 22, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Dear Brooklyn, Hope you remember us. We acquired (stole) your beloved baseball team a generation ago, swept it right out from under your hearts. It was a bold move by a petulant owner who didn't get his way on a new stadium back then. Such tactics have been repeated ad nauseam across America ever since. As always, we were at the forefront of new trends. Here's the thing: We've been thinking it over, Brooklyn. What we did was impulsive and morally wrong. We never should have taken your Dodgers.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
Rarely does a birthday gift provoke a public spat, but rarely is a birthday gift a double-decker cantilever bridge immortalized in song and on film and designated a civil engineering landmark, right up there with the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. To Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, it made perfect sense to use former Mayor Ed Koch's 86th birthday to announce plans to rename the Queensboro Bridge ? linking Manhattan to the borough of Queens ? after Koch, who spearheaded efforts to repair New York's aging bridges as the city emerged from near-bankruptcy in the 1970s.
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