This 5-cent Verrazano-Narrows Bridge commemorative stamp was first placed on sale in Staten Island, New York, on November 21, 1964, in conjunction with the opening of the world's then-longest suspension bridge. The bridge honors Giovanni da Verrazano, the Italian explorer who discovered New York bay in 1542. The bridge connects Staten Island and Brooklyn and serves as a link between New England and the southeastern region of the United States.
This stamp was printed by the rotary process and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (October 29, 1964).