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Address: Staten Island, NY
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Best View of The Narrows Is From the Queen Mary 2

I think that the best view of the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island is from the decks of the Queen Mary 2. We sailed under the bridge during dinner on June 3 heading out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I think that the best view of the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island is from the decks of the Queen Mary 2. We sailed under the bridge during dinner on June 3 heading out toward the Atlantic Ocean. I snapped photos as best I could from the Britannia Dining Room on the upper level deck 3. I'm posting a... More 

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The best spot for photos and just an overall view is at Fort Wadsworth lookout which is to the left of the V-Z Bridge.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Narrows between Staten Island and Brooklyn are spectacular in their own way. You can enjoy them from a great vantage point in Fort Wadsworth, another view is from the Boardwalk in South Beach or from the Alice Austen Museum at the base of Hylan Boulevard. There is also a great vantage point in Von Briesen's Park. However the foliage... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to hang out on the spring/ early summer. Watch the boats go by and enjoy. Brooklyn side is nice too, Better Pizza on that side.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Narrows is located under the Verrazano Bridge span which was built in the mid-1960's. The best view is from the shores of Ft. Wadsworth or the Alice Austen House in Rosebank, Staten Island, New York. If one is lucky, you can see the huge new cruise ships coming in or going out to sea. Across the way is Ft.... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A lovely day in Staten Island looking over the Narrows from Fort Wadsworth with the Verrazano Bridge in the background. Didn't spend too much time here as it was getting late. Manhattan can be viewed from this spot. Lots of history here.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This out of the way place has been around Staten Island for a great many years and is really valued by the repeat patrons that have been attending it for all those years. A warm place to have a drink with friends or a nice, well prepared meal.

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Went over this bridge many times going from Staten Island to Brooklyn. This picture looks different for some reason then what is looks like now. unless I just cant see the details, but there are different levels to it and I never had an issue with backups, although I never took it during rush hour.

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