If someone wants to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge today, ask them if it comes with or without the white flags.
The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there replacing the customary American flags.
The New York City Police Department responded to the scene and was investigating the matter.
Officials were in the process of taking down the white flags late this morning.
"This has nothing to do with a film shoot," said Dean McCann, Executive Director of NYC's Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.
The white flags are in the same place where American flags typically fly atop the bridge.
It was unclear why they were there and who put them there, authorities said.
The bridge is run by the city's Department of Transportation.