Two white flags flew mysteriously from the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, as if the borough didn't invite enough jokes already.
Starbucks opens in Williamsburg. White flags appear on the BK bridge. Coincidence?— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 22, 2014
Looks like Jasper Johns has been climbing the Brooklyn Bridge: http://t.co/tGHEQ066ea— Ben Williams (@bendwilliams) July 22, 2014
Meanwhile, somewhere in Rome, @BilldeBlasio is enjoying a panini or something.— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) July 22, 2014
Upon closer examination, the surrender had some deeper significance — the American flags were actually painted white.
Confirmed: Brooklyn Bridge flags were PAINTED white. This changes...something.— Oren Yaniv (@OrenYaniv) July 22, 2014
Drudge, naturally, saw a metaphor (and a slow news day?):
Brooklyn will rise again, because Queens is just too damn far.