New York's most famous bridge crosses the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Taking a walk across this historic suspension bridge is a must-do NYC activity, with fabulous views on every side.
Built in the 1870s and '80s, the Brooklyn Bridge was one of the first suspension bridges to be constructed in the USA. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The soaring Gothic towers at either end are particularly dramatic when floodlit at night, their tall elongated arches an iconic New York sight.
Check out the observation points under the support towers, with panoramic illustrations depicting the history of New York's waterfront, then stay on to watch as the city lights of Manhattan and Brooklyn switch on at dusk.
Always looking for something different and fun and This tour to Brooklyn and Coney Island filled that bill. Pizza, Brooklyn bridge, movie locations and a tour director, Paula, who knew her stuff. Coney Island boardwalk, cyclone, Ferris wheel and did I say pizza....it's a must do tour!
Excellent tour. Paula was a great guide. Very informative and certainly not lost for words. Pizza was great although I preferred Girmaldi's. Taught you quite a bit about Brooklyn and we had great views of the Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding area.
The diner cruise was lovely. It was very elegant- white tablecloths, people in evening attire dressed to the nines and the food was delicious- filet mignon, shrimp cocktail and exotic desserts. All this as we gazed through the huge windows of the gigantic yacht at the New York skyline. We glided from midtown down the Hudson River under the full moon past the Empire State Building, the Chrysler building and other twinkling landmarks. We continued down along the south end of Manhattan Island and marveled at the new Freedom Tower shining over ground zero where the twin towers had been. We then passed the three bridges of lower Manhattan including the Brooklyn Bridge with its sparkling necklace of lights and headed out over the rippling dark water to the Statue of Liberty where we got up very close. Lady Liberty looked so serene and graceful- all lit up at night and her torch aglow. The dinner cruise was a new and memorable experience for both of us and my whole Big Apple visit was fabulous. The extra money for filet mignon and shrimp locktail was well spent although the veal was also yummy. The staff was very attentive, friendly and professional. . Yes. I recommed this. In my case I took my Mom who is getting on in years, is quite sophiisticated and well traveled and she loved it. So did I.
The Brooklyn Bridge carries six lanes of traffic, and can be crossed on foot or on your bike if you’re cycling. The southern lane is for walkers, the northern lane for cyclists. On the Manhattan side, the walkway is accessed from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subways are City Hall and Chambers Street stations.