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Brooklyn Bridge

New York City, NY 10038
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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” (523 reviews)
“bike lane” (371 reviews)
“new york” (1,202 reviews)
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New York City, NY 10038
Financial District
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We drove through with the hop on hop off Ultimate walk: going from Brooklyn to Manhattan crossing Manhattan Bridge, cross China Town and cross Brooklyn Bridge back to Brooklyn. It takes a couple of hours if you take the time to enjoy and do it...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Ultimate walk: going from Brooklyn to Manhattan crossing Manhattan Bridge, cross China Town and cross Brooklyn Bridge back to Brooklyn. It takes a couple of hours if you take the time to enjoy and do it properly, including a lunch i China Town..

Thank KrisBerw
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only is the Brooklyn Bridge one of the oldest built, but one of the oldest bridges still in use. I had an ancestor emigrate to New York from Italy in 1883 and I’m pretty sure I heard stories of his work installing lights on...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed yesterday

If you plan to visit the Brooklyn Bridge... you really must walk across to get the best views and the most authentic experience. Wear your walking shoes because it's a bit of a hike... and watch out for the bikers... they're not stopping! Once we...More

Thank CRSDRS
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the subway to the first stop in Brooklyn and walked across the bridge to rejoin the subway at City Hall. The view, both of the harbour and the Manhattan skyline are tremendous. It was very crowded and one needs to be wary of...More

Thank ColinBern
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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to take a walk across Brooklyn Bridge as it seemed to be on everyone's bucket list for NYC. While I enjoyed it and the views of the skyline are great, I would only recommend doing this if you have a lot time. It...More

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got subway to brooklyn walked the bridge back to manhattan on a very hot day 8th july was perfect for a stroll there was sellers at either end selling ice cold water for a dollar which I liked very busy only thing to watch are...More

Thank trish1963
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours, and it’s free! You will have fantastic views of Manhattan skyline and bridge. Great photo opportunity, but go early in the day. If staying in Brooklyn, head over to Washington Street and the Dumbo...More

Thank 1971_RH
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went during sunset and the view was breathtaking!! Watching the sun set and the buildings turning their lights on is amazing!!

Thank Vinisha P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can do this yourself. Save your money. I went on a walking tour. The guide turned up 3/4 hour late and talked about what I could have read on wikipedia in 15 minutes. Worth the walk and down into Dumbo to the waterside park....More

Thank VictoriaRev
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District is where New York City began as a center of
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skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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ErinHoughton
18 June 2018|
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Response from bsartistcanada | Reviewed this property |
Should not be a problem. Just avoid the bike path and be considerate of others walking on the bridge as the weekends tend to be quite busy.
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jmm257
5 June 2018|
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Response from Jennifer R | Reviewed this property |
We just walked from Battery Park to the bridge. Our whole trip I used google maps to help us find the quickest walking route.
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jmm257
5 June 2018|
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Response from XAgaPhotoX | Reviewed this property |
Liberty Island Ferry leaves from Battery Park and Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Terminal, they are very close to each other. You can take #6 train to Bowling Green or #1, R or W trains to Whitehall Street/South Ferry... More
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