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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  • October 4, 2017
    If you want the best views of Manhattan you must come to the promenade. About 7 blocks long you can see everything even the lady liberty  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    After a day walking over brooklyn bridge, we walked back to our hotel by following the promonade. This was lovly and beautiful. The promenade was full of the local people on break from work ( because ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The walk along the Brooklyn Heights offers stunning views of the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and the breathtaking views of the skyline of South Manhattan. With some luck here interesting events take place - so I could attend something, an exhibition of by renowned art photographer, - that particularly interests me as a hobby photographer. Young people sat hundreds on the grass, small stalls offering international delicacies on, - the whole thing in this impressive place. I will never forget this.
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  • June 16, 2017
    Haven't visited here in a few years and the neighborhood hasn't changed other than a few new stores replacing old ones...and staying the same for Brooklyn Heights is a good thing. Home to many pre-Civil War historic buildings the neighborhood has a wonderful promenade that overlook lower Manhattan and NY harbor. Check out the relatively new park below the promenade on the waterfront. What a great addition. Top off your visit by walking back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • June 17, 2017
    Wonderful park in a beautiful area of Brooklyn! Perfect place to relax and enjoy some incredible views of the Manhattan skyline - especially at sunset and at night. One of my favorite spots in the city!
  • March 25, 2017
    Nice date place owing to its romantic vibe. This is also one of the best places to see New York’s extended skyline, which includes the Financial District dominated by One World Trade Center and the Midtown district dominated by the Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty is also visible in the distance. On a sunny day, the best time to go for good photos is from early to late morning.
  • February 26, 2017
    The most romantic view of the city. This place offers an incredible scene of the Manhattan skyline, it is beautiful during the day time and magical during the night. From up there you can see the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, The Rockefeller, One World Tower, and so much more. If you live in this city and have not seen this you must, and if you come to visit you definitely should, it is a great view, perfect for pictures, marriage proposals and fashion shots.
  • April 4, 2017
    You simply must visit this place when visiting New York. Views to Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge are just stunning. Promenade is long and there are numerous comfy benches all way long. Beautiful houses on Brooklyn side make a nice bonus as well.

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