Brooklyn Heights Promenade, New York

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, New York

If you’re looking for different and uncommon – but picture-perfect – views of the Manhattan skyline, the East River, and the Brooklyn Bridge, don’t hesitate to head off to this area. Easily the most scenic spot in Brooklyn, the Promenade also overlooks Brooklyn Bridge Park, which offers an additional destination to relax and appreciate the vantage points along the waterfront.

The pedestrian walkway stretches nearly two thousand feet, and while much of it is a flat, elevated platform, it actually consists of four stories. Despite the somewhat confusing topography, the Esplanade is certainly walkable.

There are several benches lining the path, and people make good use of them, whether they're reading, conversing over coffee with a friend, or just sitting and enjoying the view.

Oddly, although the Promenade is built over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the noise doesn't ruin the calm, reflective atmosphere. If anything, it's a reminder that these peaceful places exist amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life in New York City.

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Sight Name: Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Sight Location: New York, USA (See walking tours in New York)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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