Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn

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Coordinates: 40°41′48″N 73°58′59″W / 40.69667°N 73.98306°W / 40.69667; -73.98306

Nassau Street

Bridge Plaza is the northeastern corner of the downtown area of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Its borders are Flatbush Avenue Extension and Manhattan Bridge on the west, Tillary Street on the south, and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) on the north and east.[1][2]

The newer term RAMBO, an acronym for "Right After The Manhattan Bridge Overpass"[3][4][5] is sometimes applied to the area. Bridge Plaza was connected to Vinegar Hill until the 1950s, when the construction of the BQE effectively isolated it from surrounding areas.



  1. ^ "'MANUFACTURING CENTRE CREATED AT MANHATTAN BRIDGE PLAZA IN BROOKLYN". The New York Times. 1917-12-23. p. 31. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Bridge Plaza Rezoning Proposal". New York City Department of City Planning. 2003-08-19. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ "In RAMBO, Free to Be You and Me". 2006-02-16. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  4. ^ Cohen, Ariella (2007-08-18). "Downtown going Williamsburg". The Brooklyn Paper. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 
  5. ^ Weinstein, Robert (March–April 2008). "'Flattery' will get you somewhere". Brooklyn Boom. Retrieved 2009-01-06. [dead link]