Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New York City Bridges Centennial Celebrations

A set of bronze medallions was presented to Emigrant Savings Bank from the NYC Bridge Centennial Commission.  The Bank received these at the Midtown Manhattan headquarters at a recent ceremony as an honor for its work on various New York City bridges’ centenary celebrations. 

In a report in PR News Wire, Vice Chair of the bank, John Hart, on accepting the medallions said, “I am honored to receive these medallions on behalf of Emigrant Savings Bank and Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of our parent company, New York Private Bank & Trust. Like the bridges themselves, we feel Emigrant Savings Bank is an integral part of New York City's infrastructure. For more than 160 years, we've connected communities throughout the Greater New York area. We are therefore particularly proud to have participated in such a memorial celebration.”

The actual 100 year anniversary was last year.  But various bridges that have been standing for a hundred years reached this milestone over the last few years.  The bridges that marked the celebration included: University Heights; Borden Avenue; Madison Avenue and more. All over the East River, celebratory, fun events took place such as music, walking and boat tours, fireworks and more.

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