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All Trussed Up With No Place To Go

Five hundred gallons of brown paint once used to coat the Brooklyn Bridge are being auctioned off.


Do you often find yourself gazing at the Brooklyn Bridge thinking, "Man, that color is just perfect for my living room?"

You're in luck: New York's Department of Citywide Administrative Services is auctioning off 500 gallons of the bridge's signature "chocolate brown semi-gloss enamel," with bids starting at just $5 a gallon. 

Talk about stretching your style budget. For a piece of Brooklyn history, we think that's a pretty fair toll.

According to the New York Times, the paint was purchased a decade ago for touch-ups to the steel superstructure, before the city decided a more durable paint would be preferable. 

The city is also auctioning off several other paint colors (Pulaski red would look fabulous in your kitchen), as well as more obscure items: Can we interest you in a metal safe? How about 18 pallets of toothbrushes?

Wayne Parker January 29, 2014 at 08:46 PM
That is pretty awesome. That is a very good selling point for your apartment if it is painted in the signature brown of the bridge. That's rich history. http://actrends.com

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