The Mysterious White (Surrender?) Flags of Brooklyn

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Anyone who lives near the banks of the East River awoke this morning to find that the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were either painted white or replaced. May be art, may be evil, may be two mighty lucky buckets of white paint accidentally dropped from Boeing cargo—whatever the reason, American flags are back up on the bridge.


Casey Dayan is a Rumpus intern and musician. He is finishing up his undergraduate studies in literature and anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he is working on a memoir and trying to one-up Jeff Buckley. Find his twitter here, @caseydayan. Find his band, “Moo,” here. More from this author →