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Brooklyn Heights Promenade

  • Between Remsen and Cranberry Sts. Map It
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Promenade/Boardwalk
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Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Strolling this mile-long path, famous for its magnificent Manhattan views, you might find it surprising to learn that its origins were purely functional: the promenade was built as a sound barrier to protect nearby brownstones from highway noise. Find a bench and take in the skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge; the setting is especially impressive in the evening, when the lights of Manhattan sparkle across the East River. Below are the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

  • Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

    Jennifer Arnow

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Between Remsen and Cranberry Sts., Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Published 01/10/2017


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