Poets and Bill Murray walk across Brooklyn Bridge

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Near the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, dozens of people, including actor Bill Murray gathered to raise money and awareness for Poets House, a non-profit in New York City.

“We read poems about the city in the places that they’re about,” said Lee Briccetti, Executive Director of Poets House.

Hundreds including Murray then took to the Brooklyn Bridge to walk. It was just a few weeks ago that we saw Bill in the streets for David Letterman’s Goodbye on the West Side of Manhattan.

On Monday night, Murray told us how he felt about New York City.

“It’s a nice city, you know it’s nice here this is a beautiful spot,” said Murray

There were poetry readings, walks, and a cause that brought hundreds together.

Murray also shared his memories of filming “Ghostbusters” in this section of Manhattan many years ago.

This was the 20th year for this event. According to organizers, the walk benefits Poets House, a 60,000-volume poetry library, national literary center, and creative space.

It was founded in 1985.

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