Two girls, ages 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old boy were nabbed by police for climbing the Williamsburg Bridge at around 6 a.m. this morning. A rep from the NYPD tells us that the teens were "climbing high up on the beams and hanging over ledges." In all fairness, it's probably the coolest place in town to play spin the bottle.
The teenagers were issues summonses for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, whereas the professional acrobats that performed a stunt on the bridge last month are facing felony charges. Many an "urban explorer" has been lured by the quest for glory atop the Williamsburg Bridge, and this Undercity video of Steve Duncan reaching the top of one of its towers is pretty damn inspiring. Is the city wasting a golden opportunity for al fresco dining in an urban chic location?