The Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1600 feet, at the time of its ... More
The Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1600 feet, at the time of its completion in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Its architecture remains a wondrous sight in the New York cityscape. After dark, the twin Gothic towers and strong steel cables make a striking silhouette against the night sky. Walking across the bridge is a huge thrill, particularly if you start from the Brooklyn side and view the Manhattan skyline on your stroll across the East River.
the view is so great i didnt wanted to leave. you can see alomst every thng in New York. you can see the statue of liberty, where twin tower was and all those amusing places are. its the largest bridge i have ever been over and im proud to have gone over it before.
My fiancee and I walked the bridge!! ok ok...that's not the point...it's a great walk over to Manhattan...I would say it's about 1.5 miles or so and definitely will take you 30 mins to cross especially if you stop to take pictures and watch this modern marvel in awe....Very scenic and historic...
After reading reviews in Frommer's and this site, I decided to take my family for a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The best views are walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Take the A or C subway to High Street, which is the first stop in Brooklyn. Before starting on our walk, we stopped at Grimaldi's Pizza on Old Fulton St., under the Brooklyn Bridge, for the best pizza in NYC. When we arrived at Grimaldi's, there was a line of people from literally all over the world waiting. It was worth the 20 minute wait. We made one more stop at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory a few blocks away, on Water St. near Old Fulton St. We headed for the pedestrian entrance with full stomachs. The views from the bridge were wonderful. You can see the NYC skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and great views of the bridge itself. The pedestrian walkway is made of wooden planks that are located over the vehicular traffic. The walkway is marked for bicycles and pedestrians, so make sure you are walking on the proper side. We took a leisurely walk, and stopped to take pictures and sit on the benches. It took us about 30-40 minutes to reach the City Hall on the Manhattan side. It is a fun experience that I recommend to all able body people.
Well I live in brooklyn and every other weekend me and my bro go to the AMC movie theater in times square. From then on we walk down midtown into lower manhattan and walk across the bridge. Its a nice 90 minute walk and the bridge is the best part. I'd recommend going either early morning or in the evening. See the nice sunset. I never really got a chance to see it at sundown, just in the afternoons and such.
Anyway.. This is a great bridge with a rich history. If you're going on the bridge brooklyn-bound, look back and to the left to see the beautiful skyline of downtown manhattan. also the awesome southstreet seaport is great.
Around 9:00 pm at night, my teenage daughter and I decided to take the subway from CBGB's (on the Bowery) over to the first stop in Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Bridge. From there we followed some well-placed signs to the footpath that led us on to the bridge. Shoes off, we traipsed across the wooden pedestrian walkway, for the amazing (and free) view of the Manhattan skyline. And who else was up on the bridge late at night on a summer evening? Joggers. Bicyclists. Tourists. Families. What a city!
Even if you are not a walking person, you probably would not complain much after walking the length of the Brooklyn Bridge across the East River, because the view is so breathtaking that you completely forget about your tired legs! Take the subway to Brooklyn, then walk across the bridge to Manhattan. You will see Lower Manhattan on the left and Midtown as well as 2 other bridges on the right - all these while the bridge vehicles are rumbling beneath you. The best time to walk this bridge is just before sunset, so that you can catch the glorious sunset from the bridge. Trust me, you will not regret this experience.