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What is the closet subway stop to Brooklyn Bridge

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What is the closet subway stop to Brooklyn Bridge

I'd like to take the subway to the closest stop to Brooklyn Bridge, have lunch at Grimaldi's and then walk across bridge to Manhattan. Have walked both ways before, but kids will only be up for one way so I want to minimize walk from subway in Brooklyn to bridge.

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1. Re: What is the closet subway stop to Brooklyn Bridge

From GWB, I can't improve on it.

HOW TO GET TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE WALKWAY FROM THE SUBWAY

There are several ways of getting to the walkway, depending on which subway you take, and which exit you use from certain stations. One should also be aware that there are two different ways to get on the bridge walkway in Brooklyn.

The stations and lines that you might consider using are:

* High Street station of the A and C trains

* Clark Street station of the 2 and 3 trains

* Borough Hall station of the 4 and 5 trains. (The 2 and 3 also stop at Borough Hall, but Clark Street is closer; is you take the 2 or 3, get off at Clark Street.)

* Court Street station of the M and R trains. Please note that even though they have different names, Court Street and Borough Hall are in fact parts of the same station, connected by passageways.

* York Street station of the F train

These are the directions from each:

FROM HIGH STREET STATION:

High Street on the A/C is the station closest to the Brooklyn Bridge. There are TWO ways to get from this station to the Bridge. Each way uses a different exit from the station, and each takes you to a different entrance to the Walkway.

First Way -- from Exit near Back of Train at High Street Station:

If you exit the station near the rear of a Brooklyn-bound train, you will find the escalator that leads to the street. You will emerge from the subway on the west side of Cadman Plaza West, near Middagh Street. (Note - "High Street" itself no longer exists there; do NOT look for street signs that say "High Street").

Across Cadman Plaza West you will see a park. That is Cadman Plaza Park - cross the street towards it. When you have crossed the street, you may do one of two things:

1) Turn left. Walk along the edge of the park to Prospect Street. Be careful as you do this, because you will be crossing two exit ramps from the Bridge as you do it. Turn right on Prospect Street and walk under the Bridge ramp. At the next corner (which is Washington Street/Cadman Plaza East), turn right. A few yards ahead, in the stone wall of the bridge structure on your right, is the entrance to a staircase that leads to the Bridge walkway. Walk up those stairs.

OR --

2) After crossing the street to the park, continue in the same direction and walk directly across the park to the street on the far side. This is Cadman Plaza East. Turn left. As you walk along, on your left you will come to the stone structure supporting the Bridge ramp. There is an entrance to the staircase that leads to the Bridge in this stone wall.

Second Way - from Exit near Front of Train at High Street Station:

There is no escalator at this end -- but the bridge entrance is actually a little easier to find. When you come up on the street, you will be on Adams Street/Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard, just a little south of Sands Street. Turn so that the road is on your right, the parking lot and apartment houses are on your left, and the big sign that says "Read God's Word The Holy Bible Daily" (which is on the world headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses) is directly behind you. Walk south along the sidewalk all the way to the corner of Tillary Street. At the corner of Tillary Street, turn right. In the middle of Adams Street is the entrance of the walkway.

FROM CLARK STREET STATION:

Clark Street station is unusual in that it is very far underground, and you come to street level by an elevator. When you get to ground level, you are on the first floor of a building on northwest corner of Henry Street and Clark Street. Walk outside to the street. Cross Henry Street and walk one block in the same direction along Clark Street to Cadman Plaza West. Cross Cadman Plaza West and turn right. At the next corner, you will be at Tillary Street; turn left. Walk two blocks -- the first block brings you to Cadman Plaza East, and the second brings you past the new United States Courthouse to Adams Street. In the middle of Adams Street at Tillary is the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway.

FROM YORK STREET STATION:

When you come out on the street, you will be at the corner of York and Jay Streets, in a neighborhood called “Dumbo” by real estate agents. Stand at the corner of York and Jay and turn and face west on York Street -- in other words, the view to your right should be Jay Street sloping down to the water, the view to your left should be Jay Street going under the elevated highway, and the view in front of you is York Street passing under the structure of the Manhattan Bridge. Walk forward three blocks along York Street – you will pass under the Manhattan Bridge and cross Pearl Street, and then Adams Street, before you come to Washington Street. Cross Washington Street and turn left on it. In one block, you will come to Prospect Street. Cross Prospect Street. On your right will be a stone wall, and in that stone wall is the entrance to a staircase that takes you to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway.

FROM BOROUGH HALL/COURT STREET STATION:

This is a large station complex with a number of exits. Here are directions for most of them:

If you come up to the street on Joralemon Street, between Borough Hall and the Municipal Building, turn so that Borough Hall is on your left and the Brooklyn Municipal Building in on your right. Walk to the corner -- this is Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard/Adams Street. Turn left and walk up this street to Tillary Street. Cross Tillary Street and turn right -- the entrance to the walkway is in the middle of the street in front of you.

If you come up in the park in front of Borough Hall (the front has the long staircase and the portico): Turn your back on Borough Hall, and keep the 1950's courthouse on your right. Walk up the path in the park to Johnson Street/Tech Place, and turn right one block. At Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard/Adams street, turn left and walk up this street to Tillary Street. Cross Tillary Street and turn right -- the entrance to the walkway is in the middle of the street in front of you.

If you come up to the street at the corner of Court and Montague: Cross Court Street to the park where Borough Hall and the Courthouse are. Turn left and walk to Johnson Street/Tech Place. Turn right one block to Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard/Adams Street. Turn left and walk up this street to Tillary Street. Cross Tillary Street and turn right -- the entrance to the walkway is in the middle of the street in front of you.

If you come up on Montague Street next to St. Anne/Holy Trinity Church: Turn so that the street is to your right and the church is to your left. Cross Clinton Street, and walk one block on Montague Street to Court Street. Cross Court Street to the park where Borough Hall and the Courthouse are. Turn left and walk to Johnson Street/Tech Place. Turn right one block to Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard/Adams Street. Turn left and walk up this street to Tillary Street. Cross Tillary Street and turn right -- the entrance to the walkway is in the middle of the street in front of you.

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2. Re: What is the closet subway stop to Brooklyn Bridge

Thanks for all the info - are any of these choices more convenient than the others for a stop at Grimaldi's Pizza on the way to the bridge?

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3. Re: What is the closet subway stop to Brooklyn Bridge

If you go to the FAQ page Bobby quoted from, you'll see the walking directions to Grimaldi's as well (second response in the thread):

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