Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Promenade

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We are facing one of the most filmed bridges in the history of cinema and the most famous in New York, the Brooklyn bridge, which was built at 1883 to link the Brooklyn neighborhood with Manhattan, and was once considered the longest suspension bridge in the world. It was also the first to be built with steel.

Recommendations for the ride

This trip is recommended to do it both day and night, although in the latter case people usually walk a few meters from the Brooklyn Bridge from City Hall Park and from there take the souvenir photographs.

From the Brooklyn Bridge, which is the most famous in the city, or the adjacent Brooklyn promenade you get great views of the financial district of Manhattan, the ports of the city (or piers) and the East River area.

We started with Brooklyn Promenade

To go to the promenade, we left the subway at Clark Street (or on Court Street, where you exit Montague street to the Promenade), and there we went to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. This area of ​​Brooklyn is beautiful, with many low houses and spectacular views of Manhattan.

Walk up to the Brooklyn Bridge for the walk, and when it's over, go out to Columbia Heights and continue walking down this street until you reach Old Fulton Street and approach the jetty and the new park that is opening on the old docks of Brooklyn , Brooklyn Bridge Park, from where you can enjoy an excellent view of Manhattan and take a delicious ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, right at the entrance of the park.

Before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge

For those who want to walk around Brooklyn a bit more before taking the bridge, there are two options: either the pier where the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is on the left, to the new park where the piers used to be, Brooklyn Bridge Park, or when arriving at the corner of Old Fulton Street with Front Street, where is the Grimaldi's, turn left and walk towards the river we arrive to DUMBO, an area in another time degraded but that now is being filled with galleries of art and offers excellent views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges with the city in the background.

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge

Going up Old Fulton Street, where we are two of the best pizzerias in New York, Juliana's pizza y Grimaldi's Pizzeria, we continue walking and immediately we arrive at a park. On the left you have the stairs to go up to the pedestrian zone of the Brooklyn Bridge and to be able to cross walking towards Manhattan.

Of course, have the camera and good batteries well prepared, because you will get sick of taking pictures. As you walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, be careful and respect the bike lane which is marked in the pedestrian zone, if invaded during your photos it is likely that one of the cyclists will set you apart in a bad way or take a fight for being in the middle of this lane.

At the end of the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge ends right next to the City Hall, and if you are not tired you can go either to South Seaport and the Pier 17 to see Brooklyn from Manhattan, or to the World Trade Center area, to see the Memorial and Museum of the 11-S, Wall Street, ... Also nearby is Chinatown and Little Italy.

Map of the route

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