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Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

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Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

We plan to walk across Brooklyn Bridge toward Manhattan this fall; will be staying near Union Square; what is the easiest way to get to Brooklyn side of bridge from Union Square area using either bus and/or subway?

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1. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

I'd take the downtown 4 or 5 express to Fulton Street and change for the Brooklyn bound A or C one stop to High Street in Brooklyn.

Here's a video of the short walk from High Street to the bridge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4texnksBK_Q

Edited: 31 July 2014, 02:00
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2. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

People often combine Brooklyn Bridge with other activities and fun neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. You may find that you won't be traveling directly from your hotel once you get your itinerary planned out.

In the Top Questions section, take a look at the links for "What is there to see and do near WTC/SOL/Brooklyn Bridge/SI Ferry" "How do I get to the Brooklyn Bridge"\

Hope you work it into a great plan!

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3. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

Isn't there a boat/ferry line that crosses the river and stops near the Brooklyn side of the bridge? My wife and I are planning a similar walk and just starting our research as well.

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4. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

Isn't there a boat/ferry line that crosses the river with a stop near the Brooklyn side of the bridge? My wife and I are planning a similar walk for a fall visit and just starting our research. Thanks!

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5. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

The nice part of the bridge on Brooklyn side is the Brooklyn Bridge Park, not many peopke walking across from Manhattan would continue onto it so don't miss it:

www.nycgovparks.org/parks/brooklynbridgepark

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6. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

I don't remember where I got this or I would post the link but I used this as a guide last week, we did #2

1. The absolutely closest, but least pretty route, is to take the A or C subway to the High Street-Brooklyn Bridge stop. Go right on Pearl Street, then left on Prospect Street to Washington Street. Look on the left for the entrance to the underpass on Washington Street. The underpass leads up a stairway to a ramp up, and voila! You will have arrived on the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Path. Beware zooming cyclists.

(Distance: quarter of a mile to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway)

2. For a more charming adventure, exit the 2 and 3 subways at Clark Street Station, ride the elevator to street level, and walk to your left onto historic little Henry Street. Head downhill towards the un-miss-able Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Cross Henry Street at Cranberry Street and take the pathway through the Co-op houses. Walk across the street known as Cadman Plaza West. Then follow the path through tiny Cadman Plaza Park to Washington Street (which is also known as Cadman Plaza East). On Washington Street, take the underpass on the left, up a stairway to the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Path.

(Distance: a third of a mile to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway)

3. If you're prone to getting lost, take the longer, but straighter route: Take the 2,3, 4,5, N or R subways to Borough Hall. Walk along Boerum Place (incorrectly labeled as Adams Street on some online maps) for about twelve minutes, passing the Brooklyn Marriott on the right. Cross onto the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path at Tillary Street.

(Distance: two thirds of a mile to the Brooklyn Bridge walkway)

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7. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

Bgibson, there is an East River Ferry that you can catch to Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo.

Here is the schedule: www.eastriverferry.com/RoutesSchedules/

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8. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

Here is a helpful website for Brooklyn Bridge visitors:

…about.com/od/brooklynbridge/a/How-To-Walk-T…

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9. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

Cool Fox, that's the link I didn't have for the info I posted above.

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10. Re: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

Awesome, thanks!