Victorian Champagne Vault

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Below the base of the Brooklyn Bridge the 19th century Pol Roger & Co. champagne cellar still stands to this day. You can even see the imperial crest of Queen Victoria, who authorized Pol Roger as the official champagne of the Royal Family in 1877.
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This vault was in use to store the champagne from 1877 until WWI. Now I know what you're thinking - the Brooklyn Bridge wasn't finished until 1883, so how is this possible? It's simple, Washington Roebling needed money, so before the bridge was finished he leased the base for storage, and what better place to store wine and champagne then in a cool dark place under ground? This is located below Front Street through a secret passage, don't go without permission. If you were wondering, no I didn't see any bottles inside unfortunately.
 

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