I have written about gangsters and beaches and other more non touristy things we did on our most recent visit in another post, but I wanted to dedicate this post to something else I am so glad we did! One particularly cold but beautifully sunny day we took a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
You can see the Brooklyn Bridge from many blocks away, but the mistake we made was to head for the water to get on the bridge. The pedestrian entrance to the bridge is actually a lot further inland – but we found it in the end. We got on to the Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway via an underpass on Washington Street. The underpass is about two blocks from Front Street in Dumbo and leads up a stairway to a ramp and then onto the Pedestrian Walkway.
It takes about 15 minutes to walk all the way across but the panoramic views of the city, and Brooklyn the other side of the East River were an experience of New York we’d had never had before.
Below are some shots we took on our walk.
Pizza on the other side
We ended our walk with a great pizza at Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn, just under the bridge on the other side. This walk is a great way to spend an hour or so before lunch, and best of all, it doesn’t cost a thing.