4. The Queensboro Bridge Used to Collect Tolls

When the bridge opened in 1909, motorists were accosted with a 10-cent toll for crossing the bridge. However, this was quickly abolished in 1911 by then Mayor William J. Gaynor, who called the price tag “inconvenient and irksome.” The idea to add a toll to Queensboro Bridge was shot down in the early 2000s, but Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez reintroduced the possibility in March 2016.