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Who didn’t always want to enjoy the view on Manhattan’s skyline but haven’t found the right spot yet? A question that’s hard to answer but at least for a couple of visitors this might be a little helpful.

So in april 2011 we were in New York and luckily the weather was good – it was neither too hot nor too warm. The destination for today was Brooklyn, so it’s obvious to cross the Brooklyn Bridge to get there. Since in NYC there is so much to explore on foot I got myself a couple of tips before. But in case you get lazy you can use one of the countless taxis or the subway, which are the most used means of transport here.

After a coffee in one of the numberless Starbucks stores we arrived at the beginning of the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s 1.8 kilometers long but appears much longer. We tried to call a yellow cab but it was difficult to get one because of the driving direction. So we had to cross the street and after a few minutes we finally found a taxi that could bring us across the bridge. Unfortunately I can’t remember the price but it wasn’t more than 10 US Dollars – taxis are quite cheap in the Big Apple.

Brooklyn Heights

Street in Brooklyn Heights
Street in Brooklyn Heights
View on the south of Manhattan
View on the south of Manhattan

After we arrived at the other end of the bridge we paid the driver and decided to walk from now on. It couldn’t be so difficult to get to the viewpoint, you just need to go towards where the water is. We passed a few neighborhoods and blocks until we finally arrived at the riverwalk of Brooklyn Heights after approximately half an hour. We sat down on one of the benches and were just enjoying the view on the skyline of Manhattan. I bet the view in the nighttime is stunning, too, so I hope to see it next time I’ll be in New York.

As you can see, a visit is really worthwhile. It was not really much going on around here except a photo shooting with a (little bit too skinny) model. At least you don’t get distracted from the view. Then we walked along the river and through Brooklyn until we stopped to take some more pictures. Meanwhile the weather got even better and the view with the blue sky over New York was just beautiful.

Walking back across the Brooklyn Bridge

We decided to walk across the bridge this time so we don’t miss anything. So we went to the beginning of the bridge and passed one of the bridge piles near the Old Fulton Street. After a couple of minutes we finally arrived. By the way: the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges of the United States and was opened for use on May 24, 1883. Apparently the people of Brooklyn didn’t trust in the bridge so it is told that a circus had to have their elephants cross it first to prove it is strong enough. On the pedestrian walkway you can find lots of people: bicyclists, joggers and obviously tourists. Well, anybody who visits the most beautiful city in the world has to see this place in my opinion.

Brooklyn Bridge (towards Manhattan)
Brooklyn Bridge (towards Manhattan)
Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building
Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building
View from the Brooklyn Bridge on Manhattan's Skyline
View from the Brooklyn Bridge on Manhattan’s Skyline
On the Brooklyn Bridge
On the Brooklyn Bridge

We took some more photos from Manhattan and finished the afternoon with a nice walk back to where we started this day. The view from here on Manhattan and the Empire State Building is not really bad, is it?

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Hi, I'm Tobi, a passionate travel blogger and freelancer in translations and copy writing. Mostly I travel around Southeast Asia and work remotely from different locations. If you want to know where I am or what I'm doing, just follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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