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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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  • If you are in New York take a brisk walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, a unique experience!! Advice to do so from Brooklyn to Manhattan and at night!!! Simply WOW! I leave you to judge from the photos!
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  • A great afternoon walk across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan. We took a boat to the Brooklyn side of the bridge from where we were staying in Williamsburg and walked into Manhattan over the...  more »
  • I loved cross this bridge, we can't go next. The views are superb and it gives off a special atmosphere!
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  • You'll get wonderful views from the bridge looking to Manhattan, Brooklyn or even the Liberty Island. It's kinda complicated (but still possible) taking a good pic taking into account that it's all day and night long crowded not only by tourists but with citizens making their daily lives. And about the 'love locks' ... think it twice, you won't like to pay a $100 fee!
  • No matter how many times you visit the city you will always be drawn back to this landmark. Whether you stand on or below this bridge the views and photo opportunities are great. Sunrise to sundown it does not matter. Walking across from Brooklyn late afternoon is a personal favourite, the whole experience is brilliant, the light on the lower Manhattan Skyscrapers Is beautiful. But when you turn back to the Brooklyn skyline or look across to the Statue of Liberty, it is all breathtaking.
  • The best view of Downtown Manhattan Financial District you can get. Also, you can view Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn High Rise Buildings, Statue of Liberty, Governed Island, South Ferry and Staten Island. Reaching here is easy by metro. Get off at Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall or Chambers St. The walking bridge is located on second floor of Brooklyn Bridge. You can also rent a bike to cross the bridge. While going up you can buy fridge magnets, key chains and wall posters. Its takes around 5-10 mins to reach the top but you can start enjoying the view as soon as the walk starts. Almost every point at the bridge is meant for taking photographs. The center of the bridge has a flat area where you can stand for hours and enjoy the winds blowing right through your hair. From there you can get an amazing view of the Manhattan high rise buildings. You will see lot of people taking photographs there and they will happily take your photo as well if you offer to take their photos. The other side of the bridge towards Brooklyn has Brooklyn Bridge park, which has accessibility from stairs from the bridge. Go there during the day time or during night to watch Manhattan.
  • My dream was to come and have a walk across the bridge on a sunny day enjoying the great views from the city.... this day was like this and and interesting because I was wearing a T-shirt from my former university in Kobe Japan, another former student which was visiting NY from Japan noticed it while walking by mi side... after a while he returned and asked me about the t-shirt and also asked me to save this moment in a photo which I accepted...
  • Pretty decent bridge for cycling. It gets a bit touristy, especially at weekends, and in the evenings, and there is no barrier between the pedestrian lane and the cycling lane, so it gets a bit hairy. Pedestrians and joggers and photographers regularly hog the cycle lane. Views are great, bridge is beautiful, not too polluted, since no, or perhaps few, trucks. (I think perhaps trucks can't get across, because of height limits, perhaps?). Would be nice to have a fence between the pedestrian and cycle bit. Even just some one foot high thing would be a nice psychological deterrent against stray pedestrians...

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Where to stay in Brooklyn

To enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline and have easy foot access to most of the borough's major attractions, stay in Brooklyn's downtown area. The borough's main tourism district, this area offers both luxurious accommodations for visitors wishing to splurge during their stay, as well as more economical lodgings for those traveling on a limited budget. If you don’t mind driving or taking the subway to most tourist sites, consider one of the neighborhoods outside Brooklyn's central area, such as Williamsburg or Prospect Park.
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