Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hipster Art?

Came across some sort of shoe instillation under a bench on the bridge, featuring hipster shoes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Mystery Deepens!

If you look at my post from yesterday, you'll see another piece of tape from the Brooklyn Bridge that says "I Did It" and today I found this one that says "I started here".... but what could it all mean? If you know, please tell us!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


One of the people figures on the bridge has a new face! This is a really great one. Must have taken a while to draw!

I Did It!!!

This note (written on tape) was stuck to the Brooklyn Bridge this AM. What does it mean? What did they do and why? Who did it? Well, at least we know WHEN they did it.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dogs of the Brooklyn Bridge

This little dog is so psyched that his owner is in GREAT shape and taking him out for a run on a beautiful crisp fall day.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Warning: Worn Wood

Thank God the bridge maintenance people highlighted the small hole in the wood plank with a bright orange circle...otherwise I would have tripped on it for sure and fallen on my face

Dead Rat in the Bikers lane

Wonder if it was run over by the jogging cat?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Run Kitty!

Saw this jogging cat on the bridge the other day. Hot stuff!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Marry Mary?

For a minute I thought I spotted Mary F. in a wedding dress on the bridge, but alas, it was a look-alike...

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Yoga Time

A man was practicing yoga on the bridge today wearing only tighty-whities...he was very flexible.

Found: bird head

Need I say more?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Scooter Lady and Singing Bum

I spotted these 2 regular bridge folk today.

Scooter Lady rides her electric scooter wearing a black leather jacket no matter what the weather is. I saw her wearing that same jacket when it was a sweltering 90 degrees a few weeks ago.

And the lady bum who sits t the foot of the bridge on the Brooklyn side was singing today. I usually see her sleeping peacefully. She sang" GIVE ME $150,000 AND I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT I CAN DO WITH IT!!!!!"

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Stick Figure in Prayer

Yup, that's just what it was...a praying stick man! Except that the prayer pose was obviously Christian, not Muslim, not Jewish, not Buddhist. Hmmm, perhaps the same people leaving the fliers?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Shoe Crisis

So I thought it was just drizzling as I decided to walk over the bridge. Halfway across it starts raining heavily. I noticed a lost red shoe on the bikers lane and the sight made me snicker. Little did I know the joke was on me!

It started raining harder and harder, and I started slipping in my sandals with leather soles. All of a sudden, the sole of my left shoe was so drenched that it curled up. I almost fell on my face! The rest of the trip was dreadful, hard to walk with my broken shoe. With each pathetic step, I had to lift up my leg up and out, hard enough so that the flap flattened out before my foot hit the ground.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Newly painted bike signs, finally!

Golden Monks Spotted on the Bridge

Why do Buddhist monks and nuns wear a yellow robe?
When the ancient Indians looked into the jungle they could always tell which leaves were about to drop from the tree, because they were either yellow, orange or brown. Consequently, in India, yellow became the colour of renunciation. Monks and nuns robes are yellow so they can act as a constant reminder of the importance of not clinging, of letting go, of giving up.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Love is in the air...

...despite the car exhaust on the bridge path.

The pictures tell all:

Friday, June 08, 2007

City On The Water

A great view from the bridge this morning. It's going to be a hot one.... can't wait until the river gets clean enough to swim in! I'll dive right off the bridge!

Lost and Found...and a bouncy step

Today's lost and found items were the following:
a green necktie
a tripod in a trashcan
a shiny earring

I also some some familiar faces: bouncy lady overtook me (she's a daily bridge walker who bounces dramatically when she walks) Pictured here with a hat

Friday, June 01, 2007

Bridge Falcon

Sitting on the bridge, watching the tide go up the East River.

Little Red Tug Boat

Felt like riding my bike right off the edge of the bridge into the river.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Trendy Tourist Sports "worn out, old looking" Jacket

or maybe it's a bum with a ripped jacket?

Bizarro accident diverted

Today I saw a strange older woman jogger who did so in tiny steps. She was carrying a tiny notebook in which she was nervously scribbling notes while "jogging". She moved into the bike lane and almost got hit by a bike rider who was carrying a huge American Flag in one arm.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs.... Suicide

So many dogs on the bridge this morning. Last night when I was trying to get home, the bridge closed down. People and cars were being walked off and backed off. I biked over to the Manhattan Bridge and crossed that way. Took a couple of pictures of the boats clustered below the jumper. It was a suicide attempt.

But today, it was all dogs and a couple of bags. My whole commute was so fast even though I stopped to take pictures.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Hmmm, not sure. The women were wearing long skirts and hair nets, the baby looks like Sweet Pea from Popeye, and the men were dressed in business casual.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Television lies...

At least that's what a person who posted these fliers on the bridge believes.


Now that the weather is warming up, the empty water bottles are taking over the bridge trash cans, filling them to the rim and beyond. The water bottle vendors are also appearing in strategic places along the pedestrian path with their "WATER $1 ONLY" handwritten signs.

Painting From Life

Here's a guy painting the Brooklyn Bridge. I've never seen him there before. You really have to have focus and guts to paint out in the open where anyone can stand over your shoulder and stare at your work-in-process.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Remember, Things Could be Worse. (Or Better)

The bum was busy washing his feet and changing his shoes this morning. I'm not a bum yet. Being a bum would mean not having a good place to go to the bathroom. But it would also mean not caring if you took a sh*t out in the open. It would mean having to sleep in an unsafe place. But also not thinking that kind of stuff.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


This week I rode my bike every day over the bridge, so taking pictures was much harder.

But I did stop to take a shot of this helicopter that kept buzzing round and round the bridge, with a man hanging off the open side. All the tourists were mesmerized, like they'd never seen a helicopter so up close in their lives.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's A Dog's Life

You see dogs on the bridge sometimes and it's always a nice touch. But today I saw a woman with her little dog strapped into a bike basket! The dog was sitting up with it's tongue out loving the wind and the motion. I'm not saying I would trade places with it, but I was tempted.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Spring is here! just look at the foot of the bridge at all the flowers in bloom...

If you see something...

Someone scribbled a pun on the MTA's eyes of New York campaign "If you see something, say something"

It said "If you see something, kill someone".

Reminds me of the twisted pro-gun argument after the Virginia Tech shooting: If only the students had their own guns, they could have protected themselves and killed the crazy guy.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Tourist sports funny flower shirt to celebrate spring

lick my jesus??!!

I came across this sticker on the bridge... what a funny name! the first thought was that this had something to do with the chocolate jesus controversy.

But when I logged on to the site, I was pretty amused. Some guys had loads of fun with pictures and thought-bubbles.

Friday, April 13, 2007


This is one reason to be a cop.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Different Perspective

I Took the Q train on the way home, which rides over the Manhattan Bridge. There is a fantastic view of the Brooklyn Bridge as you cross over. This picture doesn't do it justice.

Model Obstructs Bike Lane

I came across a photo shoot this was a perfect day for it: great light, crystal clear skyline. The model was, however, strutting down the bike lane..ahem ahem