For a true Big Apple experience, spend a sunny afternoon strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks in New York City for over 125 years. Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge crosses the East River connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The timeless beauty of its Gothic-inspired stone pylons and sweeping steel cables has inspired many, including Walt Whitman, Frank Sinatra and Georgia O'Keefe. the Brooklyn Bridge Walk allows visitors to follow in their footsteps for a unique vantage point to appreciate the breathtaking New York City skyline with unrivalled views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Starting your walk from Brooklyn offers a more dramatic perspective, while beginning in Manhattan may be more convenient. Departing on either end, the walkway offers 1.3 miles of outstanding photo opportunities, so bring your camera and plan on spending at least one hour. Remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes; the wood plank walkway is not high heel friendly. Sightseers should stay within the designated pedestrian area and be mindful of cyclists.
There are no facilities or food vendors available on the Brooklyn Bridge Walk, but you can enjoy a treat of Brooklyn Ice Cream (1 Water St) or enjoy a world-famous slice at Grimaldi's (19 Old Fulton Street). On the Manhattan side, it is a short walk to South Street Seaport for a wide variety of dining options (Pier 17, Fulton and South Street).
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Brooklyn BridgeFee: No
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings
334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 724-6434
Dan A. Sep-08-2021
After planning to take this walk many times, finally got here on a Friday evening (and the plan was to get here earlier to catch the sunset-that's the way... Read More
Gerald H. Sep-20-2021
This was cool to see and to walk on - again - a lot of people trying to outdo each other with their social media postering and photos. Pretty sickening. I... Read More
Justin D. Aug-30-2021
The Brooklyn Bridge is amazing at night for pictures. I was in town to run a race and we had to cross the bridge on our way to Coney Island. We hit the... Read More
Accommodations near Brooklyn Bridge:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|4, 5 or 6||Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall||2 minutes|
|N or R||City Hall||5 minutes|
|A or C||High Street / Brooklyn Bridge||6 minutes|
|2 or 3||Clark Street / Brooklyn Bridge||9 minutes|
How to get to Brooklyn Bridge by Subway
From Manhattan, take the 4, 5 or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall and follow Park Row to Center Street (2 minutes) or take the N or R to City Hall and walk east across City Hall Park to Park Row, turn right and walk north to the promenade entrance.
From Brooklyn, take the A or C train to High Street / Brooklyn Bridge stop and go north on Cadman Plaza E, then left on Prospect Street to the stairs in the underpass (4 minutes) or for a more scenic, but slightly longer route take the 2 or 3 train to Clark Street, take the elevator to street level, turn left onto Little Henry Street, cross at Cranberry Street and take the path through the co-op houses. Continue across the street to Cadman Plaza West and follow the path through Cadman Plaza Park to Washington Street.
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