on August 21, 2006
On August 20, 2006, I went with my son and a friend of mine for a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and it was well worth the time spent. It was not only great exercise, but the views were out of this world! It took us around 45 mins. to an hour to complete the journey. Make sure that you bring plenty of water to drink and an umbrella to create shade if it's a very sunny day and/or you're prone to heat stroke. Stay in the walkers' lane, as bikers come down their lane at full speed. Wear comfy shoes and bring your camera! The views looking back at Manhattan, toward Brooklyn, over in the direction of the BB's neighbor The Manhattan Bridge and in the direction of the South Street Seaport and Statue of Liberty were all amazing. It took my breath away. Speaking of which, BEWARE! I had a few spells of dizziness, so if you're afraid of heights like I am, avoid the sides. Cars wizz by underneath you and boats cruise down the river below them. It's like standing on the hub of NYC's wheel.There are also fascinating plaques describing the history and details of this elegant suspension bridge. We even passed a musician playing the saxophone at around the half-way mark (see pics). This is a really fun thing to do on any nice day of the year. ENJOY!
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