Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1,600 feet, at the time of its completion... More
Brooklyn Bridge was built to connect the island of Manhattan to Brooklyn. At almost 1,600 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.
I live in NYC and volunteer as a tour guide with www.bigapplegreeter.org I always start my tour in Brooklyn Hts..taking the # 5 or #6 train to Boro Hall ( BKLYN) and walking down Montaigue St ( perpendicular to Court St ) next to Remsen St and proceed to the BKLYN HTS PROMENADE.. from there we walk down to the DUMBO area near the River Cafe and make way into the Fulton Ferry State Park for awesome photo shots between the Bklyn and Manhattan Bridges..we walk to Front Street ( for great pizza at Front St pizza) and then onto the pedestrian footpath over the BKLYN BRIDGE towards lower MANHATTAN. Just coming to NYC to see the Promendade and walking the Bridge is worth it!! TRUST ME!! sign up with bigapple and have a great free tour or do it on your own.. WELCOME TO NYC-THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD!!!!
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.