Cutting the Battery Ribbon


Battery Tunnel Opening, Ribbon Cutting by a boy wearing a [Brooklyn] Dodgers Cap

Brooklyn Borough President Robert F. Wagner (photo right: future Mayor of NYC) alongside unidentified man and boy (no, that’s not Jerry “Beaver” Mathers, but probably Wagner’s son, Bobbie).

By the way, Robert Moses, the omnipotent King of the Roadways, envisioned a bridge not a tunnel when he commenced the Brooklyn-Battery project. Needless to say, a bridge here would’ve been terribly awkward as well as terribly unsightly.

via Old Images of New York