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Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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. A visit to Brooklyn Heights Promenade represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Brooklyn trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Essential point to see the famous Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. Unforgettable Photographic memories.
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  • If you want a great shot of the Manhattan skyline in the background, then Brooklyn Promenade is a must see. There are old architect homes in the neighborhood and restaurants on Montague Street and if ...  more »
  • One of my favorite locations since childhood. A neighborhood that has never changed, fixed in time. The view of NYC across the river is relaxing especially in the evening. One can then walk over to Mo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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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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