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.
Every time I get the chance, I send tourists to the Brooklyn Bridge. It's best to start with a stroll through Brooklyn Heights and then make your way to bridge. It's just a short subway ride from Manhattan to the start of the Bridge in Brooklyn.
Mingle with the locals while you make your way across this historic landmark enjoying the spectacular vistas that NYC has to offer. The pedestrian walkway spans the center of the bridge above the traffic allowing for views in all directions.
The bridge has informational plaques telling it's history and describing the skyline to keep you entertained if the veiws aren't enough. Someone is usually willing to take your picture if you just ask. Make sure to stay in the pedestrian lane and out of the way of the cyclists; New Yorkers use this route for their commute.
When you reach the Manhattan side you will be across the street from City Hall and just few steps north of the bustling Financial District.
Take a walk across this engineering marvel and enjoy one of the most spectacular city views ever! Once on the other side, stroll over to the Brooklyn Promenade to catch the sunset over the Manhattan skyline while cruise ships and sailoats float by, or head over to Dumbo for a romantic dinner for 2 at the River Cafe or one of the many trendy spots in this upcoming hipster enclave. Families will want to try the world famous Grimaldi's for what many consider to the best pizza in New York. The best part of your Brooklyn Bridge experience (besides the fact that it's free) is that it's one of the few tourist attractions that also attract New Yorkers! Don't forget to grab some Junior's cheescake for the trip back!
I love New York City!!And if your broke and want to have a nice good walk Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect place for a walk....The breeze was awsome and the athmosphere was excelent. I would defenitly recomend it to anyone its faboulous from a date to just walking by yourself!
To not be awed by this masterpiece one must be missing the point. Stand under it, cruise under it, and most of all walk across it at sunset (heading into Manhatten) for glorious views of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, and unless your heart is made of stone you will fall in love.