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Brooklyn Bridge

City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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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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“bike lane” (279 reviews)
“great walk” (412 reviews)
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City Hall Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed yesterday

This is always a fun thing to do for free when it isn't too hot out! There's great pizza waiting on the Brooklyn side!

Thank Leigha M
Reviewed yesterday

We walked across the bridge on a lovely sunny day, and whilst in places it was pretty busy (and narrower than expected) there were plenty of places to stop and take photos and admire the view. There is a cycle track running along the footpath...More

Thank caspernfg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brooklyn Bridge is great for a walk with friends! It is crowed it but it is an icom of NYC that must be seeing if you're in town.

Thank Iberkis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did this on a cold, sunny crisp day in early December, the view was clear for miles up and down the river, the city views were fab and the board walk across the bridge was busy and full of tourists, families and local folks....More

Thank Roland K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked down from lower east side. We went across from Manhattan to Brooklyn. It took about 30 minutes with stops for photos. Worth the trip for nice views and something free.

Thank ottojames
Reviewed 2 days ago

A little over a mile in length with a well maintained, segregated boardwalk that lifts you over the top of the traffic.....this is an amazing way to view both the bridge and the waterfront skyline Yes it does get busy.....but with a little patience gaps...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 days ago

WOW! What a nice way to exercise walking throughout Manhattan to Brookyn and vice versa enjoying beautiful views and taking pictures: must do! In special the New York skyline view from Brooklyin is fantastic.

Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely worth the walk across to enjoy the historic bridge architecture and the views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Leave and arrive in great places. Do it on a sunny day.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must visit to this beautiful bridge if in the area. Pedestrians access bridge in the middle. Traffic either side. Need to enter bridge on northern side (Midtown side) to get on the bridge. Lots of people & bikes, people need to stick to left hand...More

Thank Valeska B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best way to start discovering Brooklyn. Read the pictures on the side of the central walking corridors, will learn about all three bridges ....lots of people walking and riding bikes but totally safe, sunny day so great views

Thank Alex S
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16 August 2017|
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Response from valerier746 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You are free to walk across the bridge as you please. It's about 1.3 miles one way. Just be wary of the bike lane, as it can get crowded on foot. Do not walk in the bike lane, that's a huge no-no. Though during the day... More
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17 May 2017|
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Response from Stephan G | Reviewed this property |
Should be pretty safe. NYC has become a safe city, but u never know. I have not had any problems, walking the streets at night.
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19 January 2017|
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Response from CWalley | Reviewed this property |
We walked almost all the way to the Barclays Center and never felt unsafe at all, was a very nice walk.