Fodor's Expert Review Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn Promenade
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Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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; in the evening, the lights of Manhattan sparkle across the East River. Below are the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway (BQE) and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Between Remsen and Cranberry Sts.
Brooklyn, New York  USA

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