The Promenade

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Zanne on November 18, 2001

Brookly Heights is famous for The Promenade. This six-block long, flagstone-covered walkway along The East River shore faces lower Manhattan and has been the setting for dozens of movies and television shows.

Another place to see The Promenade depicted is the arcade leading to the Clark Street Subway Station; this is the closest stop to The Promenade, number 2 and 4 IRT trains stop here. These wonderful tiled-murals show images of local people and their pets enjoying a sunny summer afternoon on The Promenade.

Do not miss the beautiful mini-gardens that volunteers and the Parks Department personal have created on the median that separates the public space of the flagstone walkway from the private gardens of the expensive homes that back onto The Promenade. People living in these homes are subjected to the noise and fumes from the highway under The Promenade as well as the curious stares of passing strangers; but none of these problems effect the astronomical prices they pay to have one of the most exciting views in the world.

Since the World Trade Center attack, The Promenade has become a major memorial site. Flowers, candles, photographs, and other offerings decorate the wrought iron fences that mark the edges of public area.

Every New Year's Eve my friends bring champagne and noise makers to The Promenade where we watch the fireworks burst over the Brooklyn Bridge at midnight. On the Fourth of July, when the fireworks explode around nine, we bring beer, buy hot dogs from the local vendors, and watch the display over The Statue of Liberty.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Above The Brooklyn Queens Expwy Between Remsen And Orange Streets
Brooklyn, New York

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