|Photos by MK Metz|
Police told McBrooklyn they were expecting half a million to the Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. It appears we achieved that number, though we have no way to really know.
People surged down Cadman Plaza West and Henry Street for more than an hour. Cars trying to get out of the parking garage on Cadman were blocked by all of the pedestrians who wouldn't let them out.
A little later, there was a traffic jam almost entirely composed of all of the city's emergency vehicles, which had been parked on Cadman, Tillary and Columbia Heights. An ambulance tried to get through -- forget it! They were stuck on Cadman Plaza West for at least 15 minutes.
VIPs in a motorcade from the River Cafe (looked a lot like the Mayor) drove a little too fast through the crowds of humanity.
Afterwards, fireworks went off all over Brooklyn, a nightlong display from rooftops and sidewalks.
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