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Brooklyn Bridge

City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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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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“great walk” (400 reviews)
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City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although it was a bit hot, it was a beautiful day to walk across the bridge. The views are great and the plaques tell the history.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Oh the ever-changing nature of Lower Manhattan... With the Brooklyn Bridge (and even with the River Cafe at its feet) and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade just out my apartment window, I had a constant stream of activity and life to witness. The BB is iconic....More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a nice walk (about 2 miles there and back). It got busy as the morning went on so I recommend going early to avoid the crowd!

1  Thank BucketListExpl0rer
Reviewed 2 days ago

You must have your walking shoes on and not lazy to walk for a distance. The attraction is made for walking and make sure you can take lots of pics.

Thank ncumisamangcipu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Linking Manhattan Island and Brooklyn it was built in 1883 and at the time was the largest suspension bridge in the world at a one mile span. It took 600 men 16 years to complete and 20 men died during its construction including the designer...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ideal place to include in a visit to NY. Start in Manhattan or Brooklyn , cross the bridge and use the subway to go back to Manhattan. It is also possible to cross the bridge by Bike . You can rent a city bike very...More

Thank guerreroguarello
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always wanted to cross this iconic bridge and hear the CSR tyres rumble across the bridge deck. It is magical just like in the movies.It gave me a hairs up on the back of my neck feeling. You are better off going mid afternoon...More

Thank seamusmurphy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a warm, sunny day end of May. Subway from midtown into Brooklyn-- DUMBO. Grabbed a bagel. Sat in the promenade and rode Jane's Carousel. We walked back to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. One word of advice-- stay in the pedestrian lane as...More

1  Thank avei2615
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Greatest view of all time. Wife and I jog with the long 8 miles that seems never ending.... and then boom! One of the most ironic, colorful Forrest I've ever seen. Mind you we travel weekly for our family business and we make this stop...More

Thank hanaahhloranzk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Expectacular, beautiful, and accessible. Loved it. Excellent views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Ellis island. Wear comfortable shoes, a cap, and drink water. You can rent a bike or walk the bridge. Walking the bridge gives you time to admire the views and take pictures. There's...More

Thank dgonzal2017
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Mari M
How save is to walk across the bridge at night (7 and 9)??
17 May 2017|
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Response from Stephan G | Reviewed this property |
Should be pretty safe. NYC has become a safe city, but u never know. I have not had any problems, walking the streets at night.
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Is it safe to walk from the bridge all the way to Barclays Center?
19 January 2017|
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Response from CWalley | Reviewed this property |
We walked almost all the way to the Barclays Center and never felt unsafe at all, was a very nice walk.
Janice R
How long does it take to walk across the bridge? Interested in taking a water taxi back -- can we do this?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Sarah P | Reviewed this property |
I think it took us about 45 mins to stroll across the bridge - walking slowly with stops to read info/graffiti & admire the view. We took the quick 1-stop ferry hop from Pier 11 on the Manhattan side over to the Brooklyn... More