Culture on the Cheap
The Kosciuszko Bridge
I am certain a number of my fellow Greenpointers are relieved to learn that yesterday the State Siting Board unanimously voted against TGE’s proposal to build a power plant at Bushwick Inlet. What might have fallen under your radar, however, is the Kosciuszko Bridge was denied landmarking and its days are numbered. I cannot honestly say I am surprised by this development, but nonetheless I do feel a sense of loss. In honor of this much-maligned bridge I have pulled an article from the September 23, 1940 edition of New York Times about its naming. Here it is.
Once this bridge is rendered into so much scrap metal its legacy will live on in the minds of many a movie enthusiast. Anyone familiar with the movie The Godfather will know exactly what I am talking about*.
*This movie also features another ghost of Greenpoint’s past. Care to guess what it is? Click here for the reveal.