One of the best way to spend and afternoon in New York is to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, a 450 metres length of suspension bridge. I would recommend starting from New York side at the City Hall subway stop for the 4,5,6 green line, and walk your way to Brooklyn side.
In my estimation, you need to spend at least two hours to do the a full tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, starting from crossing the bridge, walk all the way down to DUMBO, see the Manhattan Bridge in between the buildings in DUMBO, walk past the carousel towards Brooklyn Bridge park, get some ice cream at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory spend some time at the park, then take the East River Ferry which costs about $6 to go across to midtown Manhattan.
First time I crossed the bridge was summer 2014. Then 4 times in Fall 2014 within the space of few weeks in between when I had my parents and some friends visiting. I must say that crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is probably one of my favourite things to do because you are rewarded with that breath taking view of the East River facing both Manhattan and Brooklyn side.
|The Brooklyn Bridge|
|View of downtown Manhattan thru the wires|
|View of the traffic below split level on the bridge|
|With the parents early Oct 2014|
|With Ms Fantaghiro, mid Oct 2014. It was nice and sunny albeit windy day|
|'Love' locks left by tourists at the bridge|
|A lock and rubber band|
|Ribbons and such left by the tourists|
|Look where your are going! One lane for pedestrian, one for bikes. The bikes are pretty fast and they get super annoyed with people walking on the bike |
Yay! We crossed the bridge!!!
|View of the Manhattan Bridge from DUMBO|
|Brooklyn Bridge view with carousel in the middle|
|View under the Brooklyn Bridge|
|The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory original building at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with the bridge as a background|
|Ice cream monster!|
|C'est moi at Brooklyn Bridge park pier|
I wouldn't mind doing the bridge again. Even my mum, Kerabu Jantung said that crossing the bridge and spending some time at the park was one of the best moments when she visited NYC last Oct 2014.