The arch under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo was officially reopened today after being off limits for nearly two decades because it was being used by the Department of Transportation. For now, it's supposed to be open during the day with more rehab working coming by the bridge's 100th anniversary next year with new lighting, benches and the like. (The Dumbo Improvement District, which also worked on the lighting scheme under the Brooklyn Bridge, is overseeing the redo of the huge space.) Rogers Marvel has come up with the design (above) for what it's supposed to end up looking like. In the meantime, there was an immediate little glitch today called people using the newly-opened space to park. Oops.
· Manhattan Bridge Archway Opens in Dumbo [Dumbo NYC]
· Free Parking Under the Manhattan Bridge! [Gothamist]