Wine Storage Facility Under the Brooklyn Bridge
The area is known as a wine storage warehouse since the 1930s
Brooklyn Bridge - Image credit L Priyanti
Hipster neighborhood in Brooklyn or later be known as the neighborhood of gathering place for young people in the United States that develops along with time, but many do not know about the wine cellar area beneath this famous bridge.
It needs to be a little careful, citing the reviews on the site CNN Indonesia, February 28, especially for those who've passed through the area around the bridge - opened on May 24, 1883, across the East River with a long history of its development.
The wine storage area, as the quote from the site Travel and Leisure on Tuesday, February 28, is known from a description and photographs belonging to the New York City Department of Transportation.
The Brooklyn Bridge was originally done by John Augustus Roebling and his son, after obtaining permission from Congress and President Ulysees S Grant in 1869, but he suffered a ferry accident, and died. The long story is touching and inspiring, great determination, and his son Washington Roebling continue its development.
The bridge is built between Manhattan and Brooklyn, and perhaps not many know, before the construction held, precisely at both ends of the bridge, standing popular bar among socialites, Rackey's Wine Company and Luyties & Co.
Reaching 1.8 kilometer long bridge was built at a cost of US $ 15,000, a huge sum in those days, and completed in 1883, the city government began to run out of funds and then make a wine cellar that is leased to bar and resto businessman.
But the construction of warehouses seem to be passed with a variety of power, built a second bridge piles, each 15 meters high, then set the rental rates for storage range from US$ 500 to US$ 5,000 per year.
Even a slight pause at the 1st World War in 1917, the warehouse was closed for security reasons.
Maria Smith, a spokesman for the New York City Department of Transportation, expressed in an interview with The New York Times about the use of current warehouse.
"Currently, the warehouse used to store heavy equipment. However, there are still many people who contacted us to use it."
Now everything has changed, the environment around Brooklyn became more lively, a lot of markets and shops selling creations of young peoples, the millenials, from food culinary to home decoration.
The area is becoming a destination for tourists, with a variety of attractions, such as the complex of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park.
Or maybe you want to enjoy a beer or a coffee? Come to the area of Williamsburg, Park Slope or Cobble Hill.
Source: Ardita Mustafa - CNN Indonesia, Travel and Leisure
Image: L Priyanti - NY