New York City Attractions
NY's Oldest & Most Famous Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest
and most famous bridge in New York. Over
100,000 people crossed the bridge on its historic opening day — May
24, 1883. It was designated a National Historic Landmark
Today, it is
a popular city attraction — and one of the most photographed
bridges in the world. A star in its own right (and an iconic part
of the New York City skyline), the bridge has been featured in
many movies and TV shows — its pedestrian walkway was
highlighted in a pivotal scene from the 2008 hit movie "Sex
in the City."
Brooklyn Bridge is 6016 feet long and spans the
East River, connecting lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The famous city landmark celebrated its 125th Anniversary on May 24, 2008 — fun
festivities were held over Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate the bridge's historic
Fulton Ferry Landing is
one of the best vantage points in the area for taking up-close
pictures of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan's stunning skyline.
"Fun Things To Do"
— Manhattan Skyline Views
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge anytime of
the year — it's
FUN and it's FREE! And the Manhattan skyline
views are absolutely spectacular.
A wide elevated pedestrian
walkway is located in the center of the bridge — open to
pedestrians and bicyclists.
Allow approximately 30 minutes to cross the bridge
— more if you stop to take pictures.
Pedestrian Access to Bridge
In Manhattan, the pedestrian walkway is accessible
from Park Row and Centre Street,
across from City Hall Park, east of City Hall.
From the Brooklyn
Adams Street and Tillary Street intersection (pedestrians and cyclists),
take the stairs on Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street (pedestrians).
DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
— Best Pizza in NY Area
Brooklyn Ice-Cream Factory
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