The East Side Bridges of New York City

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My recent trip to DUMBO marked my first visit to the Brooklyn Promenade. The Promenade is a short strip located right along Brooklyn’s waterfront and is accessible via Brooklyn Bridge Park and small side streets. It offers really nice views of Lower Manhattan and the three lower East Side Bridges (Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and Williamsburg Bridge).


The Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge - The Runway

Although Brooklyn and Manhattan are separated by a narrow body of water, they have different very different personalities. The easiest way to appreciate the difference would be to tour Manhattan, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and then explore Brooklyn. You’ll begin to get a sense of the difference when you get about half way on the bridge and have a clear view of both boroughs.