Brooklyn Bridge – NYC

Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

The Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest and most famous bridge in New York. Over 100,000 people crossed the bridge on its historic opening day, May 24, 1883. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Today, it is a popular city attraction and one of the most photographed bridges in the world. A star in its own right (and an iconic part of the New York City skyline), the bridge has been featured in many movies and TV shows. Its pedestrian walkway was highlighted in a pivotal scene from the 2008 hit movie “Sex and the City.”

Walk Across Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is 6016 feet long and spans the East River, connecting lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge anytime of the year. It’s fun and it’s free! And the Manhattan skyline views are absolutely spectacular. A wide elevated pedestrian walkway is located in the center of the bridge. It’s open to pedestrians and bicyclists. Allow approximately 30 minutes to cross the bridge; more if you stop to take pictures. In Manhattan, the pedestrian walkway is accessible from Park Row and Centre Street, across from City Hall Park, east of City Hall. From the Brooklyn side, Adams Street and Tillary Street intersection (pedestrians and cyclists), or take the stairs on Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street (pedestrians).

Fulton Ferry Landing is one of the best vantage points in the area for taking up-close pictures of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan’s stunning skyline. 

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