Signbite : Williamsburg Bridge : July 3, 2011

Williamsburg Bridge is the lesser known bridge brother. Brooklyn usually gets the lead role but we were staying on the Lower East Side on Delancey so it was just a short stroll to cross the East River, complete with NYPD car parked in the middle, to the trendy Williamsburgh neighbourhood in Brooklyn. It really is lovely bridge partly because of its big, industrial, comforting, red awkwardness and partly because of the interesting pedestrian traffic crossing over on a warm summers day. A chilled Saturday afternoon ensued wandering along Bedford Avenue with a G&T at the Five Leaves, the bar co-founded by Heath Ledger. Hipsterville.

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Williamsburg Bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge. Basketball in the park.
Williamsburg Bridge. Apparently this is a famous Woody Allen film shot.
Williamsburg Bridge. A cute little automotive repair shop on the long point between where you realise you can't get to the bridge near the water and the km walk back to the entrance.
Entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge. The walking men.
Williamsburg Bridge. The cycling men are elongated to look normal from cycle speed.
Williamsburg Bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge. A typical New York Saturday.
Williamsburg Bridge. Some young punks.
Williamsburg Bridge. A really persistent graffitier.
Williamsburg Bridge. The bridge brothers in the distance.
Williamsburg Bridge. The NYPD make an appearance mid-bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge.
Williamsburg Bridge. YAY!!
Williamsburg Bridge.