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Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge 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.

Do you know who George C. Parker was? This New Yorker is the guy who came up with the idea of “selling” the Brooklyn Bridge. You can read more about him in this link:

http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/the-daring-con-man-who-sold-the-brooklyn-bridge/

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