On 3/30/1909, the Queensboro Bridge opened connecting the borough of Queens (the largest of the 5 boroughs) to the borough of Manhattan (the smallest borough).
The Queensboro Bridge was also known at the 59th Street bridge. Not too long ago, it was renamed for former mayor of NYC, Ed Koch, so it is now known as: Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.
In 1966, Simon and Garfunkel came out with their wonderful song, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy). I can remember “kicking down the cobblestones” found in some of the western areas of Greenwich Village.
Click onto: Simon & Garfunkel performing The 59th Street Bridge Song. Are you “Feeling Groovy” yet? Hope you’re smiling!