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Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn

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Walk across one of New York’s most iconic landmarks, Brooklyn Bridge, while admiring breathtaking views of the city skyline. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the country, it spans almost 486 m (1,600 ft) across the East River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Take the subway to Brooklyn and walk back along the bridge toward Manhattan for the best views of the city, but not before wandering through the Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you’re hungry, stop for a famous slice of Brooklyn pizza before heading back over the bridge. Arrange to visit Brooklyn Bridge and other attractions in Brooklyn using our Brooklyn trip builder tool .
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  • It is ancient hyper and yet is seen with an enviable health. She is full of people crossing and those who go on a bike going to whole milk. Other required sites to visit.
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  • Most certainly worth a visit. Beautiful construction and an iconic location of New York. Great place to see the city from the river.  more »
  • This is an iconic bridge and can't be missed when you visit New York. The bridge takes about 30 - 40 minutes to cross at a tourist pace. Make sure you wrap up warm as it is windy up there.  more »
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  • I wasn't prepared for how much I was going to love walking over Brooklyn Bridge - it's amazing. The walkway is a wooden slatted bridge over the roadway, with marked paths for walkers and cyclists. It's quite narrow, so watch out for cyclists coming the other way!! The views are amazing, especially at sunset when the Statue of Liberty comes into view. Fantastic. There was an art seller at one end of the bridge with every reasonably priced paintings. I would definitely do this walk again if ever in New York, it was one of the highlights of my visit.
  • It's so monumental, a real piece of architecture art. You need about 45 minutes to walk from one end to another but it pays off in the end. The walkway is in the middle of the bridge and you will see some amazing scenes! One of the must see attractions when You are in New York for the first time! Advice: don't go during the cold weather and take a camera with You!
  • Always enjoy the walk across the bridge. It's a beautiful structure with so much history. The view of the statue of liberty and the Manhattan skyline is amazing. Great place for photos. Usually a bit crowded but you'll always get an opportunity for a great pic.
  • This huge bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. Great architecture. You will love to walk or bike on this bridge. The entrance is behind City Hall Park. If you are coming from far, I would suggest to get down at Bowling Green subway station and walk from there itself towards the bridge (via Wall street, Fulton st). It will be easy to find or you can also get down at City Hall subway station.
  • The bridge offers great panoramic views of NYC and is a really nice walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn. It’s open 24/7 (of course except during times of construction) and is really beautiful at any time of the day, especially during sunrise or sunset when the sun reflects against the NYC skyline or at night when the skyline is all lit up. You can see both views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and even the Statue of Liberty. Though it’s nice for a leisurely walk, when the weather gets warmer, the walkway is packed with people, as it is shared between walkers and cyclers, so it is not that enjoyable and favorable for a walk during that time. In the same way, the bridge has a pretty high elevation, so it gets fairly cold during the winter and the beginning of spring. But the bridge is still a great opportunity for photos! As it is one of the oldest roadway bridges in America, the bridge also holds a lot of history.
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