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Address: City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Opened in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge provides passage between Brooklyn and...
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.
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Filmy, Filmy, Filmy

The bridge is more filmy than anything else. It no doubt has got a great architecture but one doesnt really get the greatest views coz of the cables. Watch out for street fun on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The bridge is more filmy than anything else. It no doubt has got a great architecture but one doesnt really get the greatest views coz of the cables. Watch out for street fun on the NY side of bridge. Souvenirs at the top of the bridge are cheapest u will find in NY.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took the subway to High Street and soon found the access to the pedestrian part of Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge itself was fairly busy, with walkers and cyclists, and the wind was bitter but the views were great. Well worth the effort!

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Middlesbrough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I once saw a photograph of this bridge and immediately fell for its design. Just seeing it and admiring it from close up was just the ticket.

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Sanibel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were in NYC for a few days. Former native New Yorkers, I am sad to say we waited this long to spend the day walking the bridge. Great place to people watch, get some fresh air and take a selfie.

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oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We walked the bridge in both directions on a cold Sunday afternoon . The sun was shining an the bridge was very crowded but it was worth it to walk both directions to see the views one of my favorite outings we did on our trip.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you are in Brooklyn, it is worth walking up onto the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge. Even if you don't want to walk all the way to Manhattan, walk up half way and enjoy the views. Be careful - the pedestrian walkway is shared with bikes. Avoid the bicycle lanes.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I met my husband on the Brooklyn Bridge. Yup. It's true. It happened over 20 yrs. ago. He strolled, I rode my bike, we both happened to take a break on the same bench, somewhere between Manhattan and Brooklyn, just to pause and read for a while. Can't guarantee that your visit will end up in a life changing adventure... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Had a pizza lunch at Grimaldi's, located at the foot of the Brooklyn bridge, Brooklyn side. Then, the walk across. Had to be aware of the power walkers and bikers. Enjoyed seeing all the "love locks". Our kids were 9 and 10 at the time. They did great, but it would be a challenge for younger. Took the subway in... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I have been to NYC four times now, and everytime we go we make a point of walking across The Brooklyn Bridge! To me, The Brooklyn Bridge is synonymous with this great city! The History, the People, the Atmosphere... it's all there as you walk across the footpath from the Manhattan side to the Brooklyn side (and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's worth the walk on the bridge to see the breathtaking views of the city. My first two visits to NYC, I didn't go the bridge but this time we decided to go and glad we did.

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