Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO | New York City
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created by | Perry
transit | walkable
distance | 1 mile
est. transit time | 20 minute walk end to end
Whether you are walking the Brooklyn Bridge for the first or fiftieth time or you are just looking to have a lazy Saturday in DUMBO, this is the perfect neighborhood to stroll. From some of the great local coffee shops and cafes to the cobblestone streets and the unparalleled views of lower Manhattan, there is a reason DUMBO has some of the priciest real estate in the city and remains a popular spot for startups and creative agencies.
The Brooklyn Bridge
Free | Public walk and bike path
Walking entrance near the intersection of Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street. It’s a small stairwell under the overpass of the Brooklyn Bridge
Few landmarks embody New York as well as The Brooklyn Bridge. It’s the perfect blend of American history, architecture and modern day scale and function that’s still relevant and still impressive. The bridge dates back to the 1880s when it was the longest suspension bridge and to this day carries a ton of traffic in and out of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The entrance to the walking path is not well highlighted or marked but it’s underneath the bridge itself near the corner of Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street. I would recommend walking the bridge if it’s your first time visiting. You will see some places to rent bikes but the bridge can get very crowded and there is only one stair case near this entrance. To ride a bike on the ramp starts about 5 minutes away at the corner of Tillary Street and Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard.
When you enter on the walking path you will notice there is one side designated for walking and one for biking. If you hang to the far right side of the walking path you will find your experience is much more enjoyable. A lot of bikers use the path and most are not patient with tourists or walkers straggling in the bike lane.
One Girl Cookies
$$ | Charming neighborhood bakery offering cookies & cakes plus coffee, savory snacks, wine & beer
33 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Whether you came to explore the Brooklyn Bridge or just have a nice day in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), One Girl is the perfect place to stop for a cup of coffee and something sweet. It’s on the corner of Water Street and Main Street and offers delicious coffees, whoopie pies and a beautiful space to put your feet up before your next adventure.
Washington or Main Street will run directly into Brooklyn Bridge Park. The majority of the park is going to be to your left, including the carousel, tons of walking paths and some greenery. The park is also host to different outdoor events throughout the year such as outdoor Opera and it’s often a site for movie shoots and wedding photography.
$$ | Classic & specialty pies from a coal-fired oven in a modern space by pizza legend Patsy Grimaldi
19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Juliana’s is really the old Grimaldi's Pizzeria. If you’re in DUMBO or anywhere near the Brooklyn Bridge looking for the best pizza head to Juliana’s. While Grimaldi’s is the landmark in the neighborhood, it was sold many years ago and the pizza is very very average now. Juliana’s is the newer spot opened by the real Grimaldi after he sold Grimaldi’s. If this all sounds like a Seinfeld episode, it’s New York - what do you expect.
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