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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  • Some of the greatest views of the lower east river, lower and mid-town Manhattan , Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building. On a good day you can see the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island and the...  more »
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a great place to soak in the wonderful Manhattan skyline views. And when the weather is nice and it is a little breezy no place better than this in the neighborhood. Love...  more »
  • a great place to walk and be peaceful. just another great nyc place to visit. I love it down there . so peaceful and serene  more »
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  • Promenade is a great place to just go and sightsee New York you got a fantastic view of lower Manhattan. It's a good place to have lunch in the sunshine. It gets a little crowded. And the noise is a bit much since you're sitting right above the highway but you can't beat The View
  • I have been here many times. My wife & I came here on 9/11 and saw nothing but tons of smoke across the water. This is a great place for outdoor activities, such as relaxing, walking, or even just sitting & taking in the great views of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the iconic Manhattan skyline. I also took my son here when he was a toddler, and he enjoyed being free to roam around. There's a lot of space for everyone to share, and it's also an excellent spot to take lots of photos. The only drawback will probably be finding a parking spot, as it seems to be everywhere in Brooklyn Heights.
  • 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.
  • Excellent, beautiful views of Manhattan. You can easily see all the borough's skyscrapers, as well as the river. A great place to walk as well, with its wide sidewalk. Yeah, it's definitely a must see place in Brooklyn.
  • 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.
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