Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Brooklyn Bridge Signage Tells Tourists Where to Go

No more confused tourists wandering around Cadman Plaza trying to find the Brooklyn Bridge.

It's one of those "Why didn't we do this before?" ideas: The Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian entrance and nearby walkways are finally getting directional signs and even a map, courtesy of the DUMBO Business Improvement District.

NYC.gov says the improvements are all part of the preparations for the Brooklyn Bridge's birthday bash, but the BID listed these and other improvements (such as reopening the Manhattan Bridge arch as a pedestrian walkway) as part of their 2007 Initiatives.

Photos by MK Metz


Anonymous said...

Have you visited the entrance/exit of the High Street subway stop by Cadman Plaza (the western entrance)? There is no new signage and the same lousy graffiti covered signs remain just as they have always been. Plus, the wonderful "sign lady" signs remain posted for helpful guidance. Nonetheless, the tourists and visitors remain just as confused when they exit the subway.

Please write about this so maybe it will be corrected.

mcbrooklyn said...

Good point. Probably because the Dumbo BID installed the signs. The High Street station on Cadman Plaza is in the Heights. Maybe the Brooklyn Heights Association could take over on this side of the tracks.