It's one of the best walks in the World! We walked across from Brooklyn, stayed in a home stay there for a week. What a great place. Smith St is choc a bloc full of cafes and restaurants, French, American, Sth American...you name it. I just wish there were more hotels in Brooklyn, it's real America. One Street is million dollar brownstones, the next an industrial site, then clapboards, then million dollar homes...what a contrast. I guess there was no planning committee. But the contrast makes it.
I'd walk across the Brooklyn Bridge...have lunch...then walk back across the Manhattan Bridge.
If I lived in America...I'd live in Brooklyn...possible Carroll Gardens...but I'm not a "made man"!
No visit to New York would be complete without a trip to Brooklyn. Take the subway to Clark Street and turn right out of the station. Walk past Hicks Street then turn left into Willow. Admire the beautifully preserved brownstones as well as a lovely old converted firehouse. At Pierrepont, turn right and keep walking until you hit the promenade. As you walk beneath the trees remember to inhale as the view will take your breath away. Laid out before you is the whole of lower Manhattan - from the Staten Island Ferry terminal to the Brooklyn Bridge, you have an uninterrupted view of some of the most expensive real estate on the planet. All the iconic buildings are there - 40 Wall Street, the American International and Woolworth Buildings as well as the preserved sailing ships anchored at South Street Seaport. Take a seat on one of the many benches and just breathe it in.
When you've taken as many photos as you want, continue heading north towards the Brooklyn Bridge following the promenade until it ends at Old Fulton Street. Left takes you down to the water's edge and Fulton Street Landing and the River Café. Right takes you past Grimaldi's famous pizza parlour and eventually to Prospect Street. Turn left here and walk under the bridge. On your left hand side you will see an entrance in the gloom which leads to a set of steps. Climb up and you will emerge onto the Brooklyn Bridge walkway. If you can time this entrance for about half an hour before sunset you will be treated to the finest view this fair city has to offer. Look to your left and you will see the Statue of Liberty silhouetted by the setting sun along with the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge and numerous New Jersey derricks. Look to your right to see midtown bathed in a honey glow that is only seen at this time of day. Straight ahead is the financial district, the Woolworth Building, the Municipal Building and the sheer splendour of the bridge in all its glory.
Grab a 'big beer' from the South Street Seaport on a Friday afternoon in the summer and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.If you're really motivated, keep walking through Brooklyn heaading toward Atlantic Avenue. Have a wonderful dinner in one of the many Lebanese restaruants along Atlantic Avenue. Walk off all the calories on the way back to the city. Consider stopping at the landing in Brooklyn Heights for a stunning view of the nightime Manhattan skyline.
Fondest memory: This was a wonderful activity on a wam summer afternoon, after a long days work.
A good place to take nice photos is from Brooklyn Bridge. Whilst walking over the bridge, you get great views of the Manhattan Skyline, and also the lower Manhattan Skyline.
Take the Subway to to Brooklyn Bridge, and then from the Eastern Side of the City Hall is where the walkway starts, the views are great.
Then if you are walking over the bridge to booklyn, you will get to a part where there is a split in the road, go left and downstairs, you will cross under a bridge. Cross the intersection and walk in the direction of the water, you will reach a walkway where you can also take nice pictures of the skyline. Unfortunately I dont know the exact way as I was strolling, but its very close to Cranberry Street. You will be under the Expressway... its a lovely walk, and you can even see the statue of Liberty from there.
Another place not to be missed in your visit to New York,is BROOKLYN BRIDGE.Walking along the bridge during the afternoon or evening,you can see beautiful views of Financial Distric in Manhattan.
In this picture, you can see also the Manhattan Bridge.
Favorite thing: The seagull has the best view of the bridge. Imagine being able to fly above around and even through the bridge!! It's a lovely bridge...very impressive as are all the bridges around NYC. Most of them built by the master builder Robert Moses during a frenzy of change in the city. This view is from the financial district.....where we were about to walk through Wall Street.
Favorite thing: The Brooklyn bidge is by far the coolest bridge in NYC. It's gothic design is complicated, yet simple. It's really unlike any other bridge i've ever seen. It's over 100 year old, now, and it still has a timelessness about it. It is truely a New York icon.You can walk or bike across it, for a great view of the city from Brooklyn. check it out, it's easy to find, just don't try to buy it from anyone.
Favorite thing: New York is, IMHO, the most magnificent place in the world. This stupendous City is a pure urban fantasy! Every sight like this one, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the late Twins is absolutely awesome and the City is a sheer, perpetual architectural magic...
Walk... So many people in the streets walking to their work, to go shopping, to go to show...
They walk a lot, so they can enjoy the great architecture of this city. And meet all those people who sell food or whatever along the street !
Herebye : view of downtown Manhattan, from the Brooklyn bridge. Was a rainy day, but some people were walking on the bridge !
One of the highlights of our stay in New York was certainly the walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. The view at the NEW York skyline is spectacular from the bridge and from Brooklyn alike.
Have a drink at the chic River Cafe, almost under the bridge and if you are as lucky as we were, enjoy one of the most memorable sunsets!
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