Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn

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Featured in classic New York films like Annie Hall and Moonstruck, Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers beautiful views of the East River and Statue of Liberty in Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhood. Brooklyn Heights is the Brooklyn borough's first Historic Preservation District. Its promenade, which opened to the public in 1950, features wooden benches to take in the Manhattan skyline, scenic greenery and flowers to contrast with the city’s concrete structures, and playgrounds for children to enjoy. Take a jog or romantic stroll down the promenade on your way to Brooklyn Bridge Park or before exploring the adjacent neighborhood’s brownstone-lined streets. Plan to see Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other attractions that appeal to you using our Brooklyn day trip planner .
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  • We did this walk at night and wow it was really beautiful. There is a view from Brooklyn to Manhattan it is very beautiful. And then the quiet and the noise of the water is very relaxing. Away from all the commotion, it's very nice after a day of sightseeing.
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  • Every movie you have every seen with the Manhattan skyline in the background has been shot on or near the promenade. Grab a sandwich and a drink on Montague Street, walk over and have a lovely lunch o...  more »
  • A great walk, with a wonderful view, good for walking and very near the Brooklyn Bridge, it is worth
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  • Can’t beat that view. It is an awesome walk. First you can start at the terrace and have an magnificent overview of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. And it is worth being there by day night and sunset. If you go further towards Brooklyn Bridge you come across a new hotel complex with a nice rooftop bar which I recommend to visit. Further you can go down to the pier and ferry. There are few parks and basketball courts. A must go if you travel to NY. Brooklyn is very nice and not so crowded and you have a lot of nice neighborhoods to discover.
  • A great spot for views of Manhattan and the harbor, the Brooklyn bridge is partially blocked by some buildings but you can see most of it. It's often windy here, so in the winter make sure to layer up. It's close to the Brooklyn bridge park which has more great views and plenty of restaurants and shops in the area. On new year's eve you can sort of see the times square fireworks and you'll have a good view of both the liberty island and New Jersey fireworks.
  • The Promenade offers what are probably the best views of Manhattan anywhere on dry land, both at day and at night. Being situated right next to the Brooklyn Heights, it also offers quite an atmosphere. The noise from the adjacent road is also not a big issue, as the platform itself overhangs the road, blocking most of the noise. It is also wonderful for photography, especially at night.
  • I like walking here to get away from work and crowds, while on break. ☺ I also enjoy looking at the architecture along the way. The water traffic is also cool to look at. The view of the BK Bridge is always beautiful. I've also visited the park at the pier down below to the left of the Promenade, that's also nice and quiet to walk and take pictures as well.
  • Great place. Awesome view of Manhattan Skyline. Go on a slightly cloudy day with bright sunshine and stay till the sunset! There's magic at the sunset time!

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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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