Brooklyn Bridge crosses the East River, it’s a New York City symbol and also marked a milestone in history for using steel for the first time in this type of construction. Currently, it has two levels, the lower level has three lanes for each direction where the cars go, and the upper level is used by bicycles and pedestrians. The bridge walkway starts at the intersection of Tillary Street and Boerum Place. This entry is what you see from a car across the bridge, the second way to get to the pedestrian walkway is accessed by an underpass on Washington Street, it is two blocks from Front Street in DUMBO when you finish crossing, you will find many places with food and drinks. The bridge has become an image of popular culture in various forms, from cartoons to movies and television. It appears in several films, including “Tarzan in New York", “Fever of Saturday night” where John Travolta acts, also in" Sophie's Choice", “Godzilla “, " Deep Impact ", among others.
DUMBO is a neighborhood in Brooklyn; its name comes from the union of the words Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The area has two sections; one located between Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, which connects Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and one that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area, this can be reached after crossing the Brooklyn bridge, an area that originally was home of artists and designers, that took advantage of the wide open spaces in the buildings to suit with large lofts, this is a sector with a great view of the East River, with quiet streets that attracts tourists, the park with tables next to the river, where you can enjoy different perspectives of New York buildings; During the summer the park offers a large selection of movies that can be enjoyed under the stars, with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, naturally this park, located between the two bridges, has been used as a location in numerous films, it is ideal for taking pictures of Manhattan from below the imposing structure of the Brooklyn Bridge.
If you come to New York in late September, you can’t miss the Art Under the Bridge Festival, organized by the Dumbo Arts Center, where emerging artists interact with the audience in public spaces. If your visit doesn't coincide with this festival, do not worry, there is a guided tour of Dumbo art specialists, where you will learn about the galleries and art movements of the area.
DUMBO offers an eclectic and enticing dining scene, such as Pete's Downtown Restaurant and Grimaldi's Pizzeria, as well as specialty shops such as Jacques Torres Chocolate. In addition to food there are many more "American" options, as the exquisite Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (corner of Old Fulton Water Street), or Bubby's pancakes and pies, worshiped by the neighbors (corner of Main with Plymouth Street). In any case you must visit it in any season, especially in the evening with the Manhattan lights heating up.
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Starting point: In the courtyard between the Municipal Building and the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge
Departure Time: 7am
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: 4.3 miles (7 kilometers)
If the New York Marathon is a very demanding challenge but I like to exercise, perform the Brooklyn Bridge by running it is the perfect activity. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most famous New York landmarks. At any time of day you visit you can enjoy splendid views of the most famous in the world cityscape.
In this short it will run will tour many historical monuments, including the Brooklyn Bridge, traverse the streets of Chinatown, Five Point neighborhood, the Manhattan Bridge and ends at City Hall in Lower Manhattan.
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