Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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Columbia Heights at Midnight Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY, USA

Brooklyn Heights Promenade Reviews

Glynnes Glynnes
125 reviews
Picturesque and Nature-esque Brooklyn Oasis Oct 11, 2011
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a stretch of walkway that sits on-top of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE), between Cranberry Street and Joralemon Street. The promenade is part of the Brooklyn Historic District and overlooks Brooklyn Bridge Park and onto the East River. Visitors to the promenade get a bird’s eye view of Governors Island, the Manhattan Skyline (especially in the evening when the City lights are on), South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge. On a clear day, you can expect to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Empire State Building. Let me not forget to mention the gorgeous brownstones and numerous gardens along the promenade that you get to glimpse into as you’re strolling through the neighborhood. A children’s playground can also be found along the route of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and plenty of open space to sit and relax.

The pictures in the review don't do the Brooklyn Heights Promenade any justice, it's just one of those places that you have to experience in person. I highly recommend that you start your sightseeing at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, followed by the Empire-Fulton Ferry State/Brooklyn Bridge Park the views are simply breath-taking and its worth it.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is FREE and is located in Columbia Heights, on-top of the BQE between: Cranberry Street to Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, NY 11201.

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Subway: 2 or 3 Train to Clark Street, Brooklyn, or A or C to High Street, Brooklyn, or R Train to Court Street, Brooklyn
Entrance to the promenade
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Glynnes says:
Hey Mike, Thanks for taking the time to ready my review.
Posted on: Oct 10, 2011
NJTProadcruiser says:
I agree, best views of the skyline and bay its one of those things to best see in person..
Posted on: Oct 10, 2011
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Amazing Views of Manhattan Feb 03, 2010
One of the best places in New York City to get a view of Manhattan is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

Located in the historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights across the East River, the Promenade offers incredible views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Standing on the Promenade, you will see anything from skaters to joggers to locals walking their dogs to photographers to tourists. Several movies have been filmed along this walk as the view is incredible.

The Promenade actually sits over the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) so visitors will notice the sounds of cars as you are standing above the freeway.

I highly recommend a stop on the Promenade as the view speaks for itself. I think this is one of the best views you can get of New York City. The price is right (it's free!) and the scenery is picture perfect.
A very cold day in Brooklyn with t…
Looking across at lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan
Brooklyn Bridge
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Jonathanchen says:
so good~haha~i think i should go there ~
Posted on: Oct 09, 2011
Dr_Seuss says:
It was stunning when we all went at night, and probably colder then as well ;). Well worth the walk over the bridge to get there
Posted on: Feb 04, 2010
Transitory Transito…
63 reviews
View of Downtown Manhattan May 13, 2009
The Promenade is usually a tranquil least for a Promenade that stands over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). To get to the Promenade, one walks thru the beautiful established Brooklyn Heights, a neighborhood of old colonial townhouses, restaurants of varying ethnic bkgds, upscale markets, trendy shops, banks and sometimes cobblestone streets and old mansions.

When you reach the Promenade, there are long benches at your back, behind which are more colonial styled townhouses that retail for the millions, and to your front one of the most well known metropolises in the world-Manhattan. One can see downtown Manhattan and to one's right the Brooklyn Bridge, the oldest bridge of its kind. If you follow the trail towards the Bklyn Bridge, and then walk down the path, you'll end up at an old lighthouse that is now an ice-cream shop which is a bit pricey for ice cream but there's such a great view it's worth it.

Follow the cobblestone streets and you will walk into DUMBO (down under the Manhattan Bridge Over Pass). It's a cool, trendy neighborhood with the hipstery-artsy with money vibe. You can go to the bookstore in the area, or antiquing, stop off at a local bar, or the music/arts venue Galapagos, or head over to Empire State Ferry Park. At this particular park, there is a huge lawn which screens movies in the summer nights and hosts yoga sessions during the day. Also remember these are all historic places where the American Revolutionary War was partially fought or the areas where Revolutionary figures lived.

From here, the entrance to the Bklyn Bridge isn't far at all, walk it for some great, free views, or you can even pretend to be Carey Bradshaw tramping (and I mean that in the nicest way) across the Bridge.

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