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BROOKLYN-BATTERY TUNNEL

On May 25, 1950: The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, or the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, opened, connecting the lower tip of Manhattan with Brooklyn. The tunnel was officially named after former New York Governor Hugh Carey in 2010. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, 86 million gallons of water had to be removed from the tunnel before its reopening.

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ROBERT LUDLUM IS BOURNE

On May 25, 1927: Spy novelist Robert Ludlum, author of the Bourne Trilogy, was born in New York City. Though the film adaptations, starring Matt Damon, strayed from the source material significantly, the series proved to be both a critical and financial success. Unfortunately, Ludlum passed away before these films were made.

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