Manhattan: Park Row, near Municipal Bldg; Brooklyn: Cadman Plaza, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.697055 -73.989457
Neighborhoods: Downtown Brooklyn
A great place to take out of towners – This is really one of the best ways to get a feel for the city. This bridge has been around for more than 100 years and is a one-of-a-kind structure. The bridge in itself is truly a microcosm of the city if you think about it - you get city views, street vendors, a historical perspective and an opportunity to experience the hostility of local pedestrians and bikers.
Wow – I ride my bi9ke accross here often. Great sunset's can be seen and syou can also see the Statue Of Liberty in the distance. Cars and trains pass by. It was a blast, especially on a sunny warm day. Walking alittle less than a mile accorss the bridge is great excersize. You can also see the empire state building and city hall, along with downtown Brooklyn. The views of the water waves are amazing. The landscape is of water and city amazing.
One of the city's-and the country's-greatest treasures – Walking to Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge on a sunny day is like no other experience. The bridge itself is magnificent, and walking on it allows you to see just how beautiful it is. And of course, the view is absolutely spectacular. Lower Manhattan is just absolutely beautiful, and you even have a good view of the city beyond. End your walk by relaxing on a park bench in the gorgeous City Hall area and you've got yourself a great afternoon!
Biking, blading or walking, the best way to appreciate the beauty of Manhattan and one outer borough is somewhere in between. – The Background
Engineered and constructed by John A. Roebling from 1867 to 1869, this suspension bridge has inspired artists from Georgia O'Keefe to Joseph Stella with its beauty. Stroll or bike along this engineering triumph, which spans the East River, and you'll understand the geometric beauty of New York as never before: Angles mirror angles into infinity. And for an escape from geometry, check out the tugboats steaming by below.
A pedestrian walkway and a well-trafficked bike lane make this bridge exceptionally people-friendly at almost any time of day. You might even spot a commuter at the beginning or end of the workday. And if you're a photographer, this is where to capture that picture-perfect postcard setting.
bring comfortable shoes – Although the skies opened up on me and soaked me from head to toe, the 30 minute stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge was incredibly exciting. An excellent view of Manhattan.
INCREDIBLE VIEW – The view from this bridge is my favorite view in the entire city! A great walk, someplace I will return to again and again. Recommended for anyone who wants an incredible view of Manhattan!
I've got a bridge to sell you... – There is nothing than shows off New York better than a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The best time is to go just before the sunsets so that you can catch the sun going down behind the buildings and lighting up the sky. Go all the way over to Brooklyn and have dinner on Henry or Montague Streets. After dinner take a stroll on the Promenade for spectacular views of Manhattan.
Super – We take this monument to engineering for granted, but what a marvel it is, not to mention the views up and down the East River from the bridge. Plus walking across is good excercise.
What History! – The approaches to the bridge are LONG, but it was worth it walk across from Civic Center Plaza. Once in Brooklyn, just must walk along the Brooklyn Heights promenade -- best views of Manhattan and Statue of Liberty
A New York Treasure – Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the best ways to experience New York City.
Not only is the bridge itself breathtaking to look at with it's gothic arches, but the views of upper and lower Manhattan, the harbor and the boats down below are, simultaneously, spectacular! And the bridge is a wonderful way to experience how many New Yorkers get around.
It doesn't cost anything, you don't have to wait an hour in line, and it connects two great boroughs with many other attractions to see.
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