Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is not only a great way to see New York but also a fun way to get your excercise in for the day.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States and the longest suspension bridge in the world spanning 1,595 feet. The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883 and connects the Brooklyn Borough with the Manhattan Borough. If you’re visiting New York or a local walking the Brooklyn Bridge is something that you must do.
The Brooklyn Bridge entrance on the Brooklyn side is Tillary/Adams Streets,Sand/Pearl Streets, and exit 28B of the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Before you cross the Brooklyn Bridge heading into Manhattan there are a few Brooklyn locations that are within walking distance that you should see before you leave.
If you’re looking to shop with the locals and snag some authentic New York memorabilia without breaking your wallet, I’d suggest you walk to the Fulton Mall. Fulton Mall has department stores as well as local stores to fill all of your shopping needs/wants. After you’ve finished shopping make sure you stop by the world famous Juniors Cheesecake and enjoy a slice. Juniors cheesecakes are a little pricey but they are worth it. Another local attraction that is within a few steps will be BAM “Brooklyn Academy Of Music”
The Brooklyn Bridge is accessible from the Brooklyn entrances of Tillary/Adams Streets, Sands/Pearl Streets, and Exit 28B of the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. In Manhattan, motor cars can enter from either direction of the FDR Drive, Park Row, Chambers/Centre Streets, and Pearl/Frankfort Streets. Pedestrian access to the bridge from the Brooklyn side is from either Tillary/Adams Streets (in between the auto entrance/exit), or a staircase on Prospect St. between Cadman Plaza East and West. In Manhattan, the pedestrian walkway is accessible from the end of Centre Street, or through the unpaid south staircase ofBrooklyn Bridge-City Hall IRT subway station.