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Brooklyn Bridge

City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Type: Bridges
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the... more » Owner description: Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for motorists, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. One of the primary symbols of New York City, it is a marvel of design and provides spectacular views of the city's skyline. « less
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The walk over the Brooklyn Bridge on a sunny day or warm evening can't be missed. Magnificent views of Manhattan .... and when you're on the Brooklyn side, check out DUMBO and the Brooklyn Bridge Park! Warning: this is a hugely popular thing to do when the weather is nice so be prepared for crowds. Do pay attention not to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a native New Yorker, wear comfy shoes, do Not shop before walk bridge, take most any train to first stop in brooklyn then walk bridge toward Manhattan where much easier to get back to train and/or shop at Century21. Bridge is divided please walk on walking side not on bike side. Finally, the bridge is a method to and... More

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Bklyn, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Must be because it's there all the time, it is a beautiful site to pass. Nice view from the Brooklyn Heights. You can even walk across from NYC to the Brooklyn Side. You can even visit Brooklyn Heights, a very nice location to tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The best thing about Manhattan...is the view from the Brooklyn Bridge! This iconic landmark links the two greatest boroughs of New York City. I would argue that the Brooklyn Bridge is best enjoyed from the Brooklyn side-- not from City Hall Park. The great area near the bridge in Brooklyn includes Fulton Ferry landing (an easy ride on the East... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of the most spectacular inter-urban span in the world!! Walk is very safe ( well-separated from traffic). A major photo-opportunity.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've lived in NYC for 10 years, and I still love the walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan, especially at dusk. Yes it can be crowded, but with the sun setting and the skylight lighting up, it's magical and quintessentially New York. Pro tip #1: make sure to walk FROM Brooklyn TO Manhattan... otherwise the skyline is behind you! Pro tip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live in Brooklyn and walked across the Brooklyn bridge numerous times. It's a gorgeous view of lower Manhattan and breathtaking. One piece of advice - make sure to wear comfortable shoes. It's a hike just to the to middle if bridge.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's worth walking over the bridge for the view. There are always a lot of people walking and biking, I don't recommend biking due to the hassle of navigating through crowds.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is always on my list of things to do when friends come to town, and I find that it's usually the one thing even seasoned NYC visitors haven't done before. I always recommend starting on the Brooklyn side so you're facing and walking toward Manhattan - a very striking view! The only challenge can... More

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Brooklyn, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a person from NYC living in Brooklyn seeing the bridge and NYC skyline is a beautiful thing to see from Brooklyn. Brooklyn Heights is a fantastic community to visit. I suggest leaving the car and taking the subway to Montague Street or anywhere in Downtown Brooklyn. Walk down Montague Street towards the East River and have your camera ready.... More

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