A New York City attraction that is a must-see for every person who visits Manhattan is the Brooklyn Bridge. It is iconic, it has a long and rich history, and it is gorgeous.
While it is our dream to see numerous famous spots in New York city, it is not on our bucket list to visit all of them. Nevertheless, we do not miss an opportunity to see one or two of these landmarks every time we visit New York.
I would like to say that every corner of New York City holds its own beauty. There is a striking aura in this urban jungle. Nevertheless, there are several spots that stand out among others. They make a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
We are blessed that we are geographically near because, honestly, it would be almost impossible to spend a lot of money on travel, hotel stay, food, etc. Otherwise, we would only be exploring New York through pictures and the written word.
Perhaps the most famous bridge in the world ( and I always thought that the London bridge is very popular because of the nursery rhyme). The Brooklyn Bridge is a top New York City attraction because of its history and architecture. It checks off several boxes including being the only bridge in NYC with towers made of limestone, granite, and cement. Other bridges, such as the Manhattan bridge, reveals more steel.
Read more of the story of the Brooklyn bridge through this feature “The Amazing Story of the Brooklyn Bridge, a NYC Landmark” by Kevin Walsh.
We are always baffled at other people’s photos of the Brooklyn bridge because we couldn’t see the bridge. What we don’t know is that these pictures are taken on top of the bridge; that there is a pathway in the middle where people could walk! Amazing!
There are so many people there getting a photo without other people in background is nearly impossible. Another thing you need to know is to watch out for bikers and cyclists because they don’t care who is blocking their path. Our friends told us that one time they saw someone got hit by a cyclist so bad, yet the cyclist just went his merry way like he didn’t injure the walker. Scary!
We would love to witness someone proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge. It surely is a romantic spot.
These are just a few of the many things that make this New York City attraction a must-see. Here are some of the moments that we capture during our tour.
Check out this feature about how the state of New York has many to offer than just Manhattan and towering buildings.