Brooklyn Bridge

Address: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY

Latitude: 40.7041960

Longitude: -73.9945630

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Categories: Attraction

Tags: Family, Outdoors


The handsome boardwalk, in the middle of the bridge, elevated above the roadways, offers fabulous 360-degree views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Harbor. The City's most popular bike path and a walk popular with tourists, it can be crowded on weekend afternoons. It's also popular with pedestrian commuters between Wall Street and Brooklyn's elegant brownstone neighborhoods; mid-morning (10:00 or 11:00 AM) is an ideal time to arrive.

Plaques near the towers offer intriguing information about the history and construction of the Bridge. At the Brooklyn end, take the stairs down and you can visit historic Brooklyn Heights (to your right) or the super-trendy DUMBO (to your left). The latter also offers an unusual waterfront park, where you can actually touch the water. Fear not; decades of anti-pollution measures have made local waters the cleanest they have been in a century. Allow enough time to enjoy local restaurants, of which there are many.

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