The Amazing Brooklyn Bridge Walk
While in New York Peter and I walked a lot! Visiting different sites, museums and enjoying views of the city from the ground and up high. On the many walks, we took around the city my favorite had to be the Brooklyn Bridge walk!
We made our way to the Brooklyn Bridge the first full day we were in New York. The quickest way to get to the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walk is by subway and of course taxi. Peter and I took the J train to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop. Once you step off the train you’ll see lots of people walking towards the bridge, just follow them.
We took the walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge walk has nicer views if you go from Brooklyn to Manhattan, but we took plenty of stops to admire the views.
The Brooklyn Bridge has a wide pedestrian walkway in the center of the bridge above the cars, as you can see in the photo below. Peter waited for the exact moment when the New York skyline, yellow taxis, and bridge were all in the same frame! One of my favorite photos from the day.
The Brooklyn Bridge is slightly over 1.1 miles long and can take between 30 – 60 minutes depending on how many times you stop and take photos.
As you can see from our photos, we made frequent stops.
One thing you should keep in mind is that the pedestrian walkway is split in half. Bicyclists on one side and pedestrians on the other. If you dare step over the line, you can get some great photos, just watch out for bicycles of course. If you are going to cross the line make sure to look for bicyclists before crossing over, they get pretty angry if you’re in the way.
I cannot recommend the Brooklyn Bridge walk enough! The views are breathtaking; the path is historic, and you’ll get some great photos of the city. Just make sure you stop and take it all in.
Once Peter and I got to the other side, Brooklyn, we looked for a place to eat. We walked to the neighborhood DUMBO. DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It’s a pretty nice area with a gorgeous bright view of the New York skyline.
We ate at Juliana’s. A popular pizza place that has a line out the door. The wait was not long, and the pizza was delicious! After dinner, we took a stroll and had ice cream at The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. This little ice cream shop is in an ex-fireboat house and comes with Manhattan skyline views. Pretty fantastic if you ask me.
The Brooklyn Bridge walk took us to the end of our first full day in the city.
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P.S. If you didn’t see it, check out my post on the Empire State Building Observatory.