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Brooklyn Bridge

City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #2 of 114 attractions in Brooklyn
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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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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We took the subway into Brooklyn and walked back half way along the bridge. The bridge itself is beautiful, and the views are even better. Near the first tower on the Brooklyn side is a brass plaque helping to identify all the buildings in the Manhattan skyline. Be careful of lanes. One side is for bikes, and you'll get mowed... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Lots of tourists of course, you have to be carefull and look at the bikers who are also crossing the bridge. Nevertheless something that you have to do in NYC, the view is really worth it. Some very good pictures spots ;)

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Lived in NY all my life, yet never walked the Brooklyn Bridge- till now! We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was (predictably) very crowded. It's not a bad walk at all. If you value your life, stay in the pedestrian side and please, for the love of God, stay to the right as you walk- it's sidewalk etiquette... More

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Muscat, Oman
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in New York. At one time it was one of the longest bridges. A big tourist attraction which has great views and is very close to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. A must visiting place in New York

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I thought walking across the bridge would be a great way to spend our final day in New York. It wasn't at all! It was extremely crowded and very unpleasant - in fact it was so bad it was unbearable and we only got about a quarter of the way across from the Manhattan side before having to turn back.... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brooklyn Bridge is an amazing example of what the human spirit can accomplish. You start at City Hall surrounded by excellent architecture and end up in Brooklyn Heoghts, an quiet neighborhood. The views the bridge provides are stunning and the walk easy. This is something anyone who comes to NYC must do!!

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Quinton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My second visit to NYC, my first was in 2003, a long time ago. One of the things I never got to see was the famous Brooklyn Bridge, I was gutted. BUT this time during my visit with my lovely wife we finally went for a stroll on a wonderfully sunny June Morning, 2014, and it was surreal. One of... More

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Toronto
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Crowded. Narrow. Slow moving at times. Crazy cyclists. Decent view. But honestly, when I got to the end I thought "This is it?" It's just a bridge. Nothing fantastic.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We walked from the Brooklyn side towards Manhattan so we could see view - amazing! But watch out for cyclists, they go pretty quick so keep you the pedestrian side of the path. Also take plenty of water if its hot because it's a long walk in the sun!

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Atlanta, GA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is always at the top of my list when people ask for NYC trip recommendations. It's stunning and it's free! I like to do the walk at night when the city is lit-up, walking from Brooklyn towards Manhattan. One tip - when walking, stay out of the bike lane - the natives like to yell expletives at unknowing tourists... More

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