Walking the Brooklyn Bridge



The Brooklyn Bridge, which spans the East River, was completed in 1883.  Since its opening, it has been a New York City landmark.

Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and through Brooklyn is a great way for me to get home from Manhattan. Our neighborhood in Queens is very close to the Brooklyn border.

The Brooklyn Bridge has a boardwalk and is usually crowed with pedestrians and cyclists. Everyone seems to be in a good mood. Many people taking photos.

It’s a walk that gives me a high.

To get to the bridge, one has to walk downtown about two miles along Broadway. Then, another four miles or so from the bridge to our house. I like walking the pedestrian streets of Brooklyn. (By pedestrian here, I means the word in the sense of ordinary,  lacking excitement per se.) They are on a human scale.


— Roger W. Smith

    December 2016





photographs (with one exception) by Roger W. Smith



walking the Brooklyn Bridge








entrance to Brooklyn Bridge walkwway.JPG





See also my post

“Is the Brooklyn Bridge boardwalk too crowded?”


About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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One Response to Walking the Brooklyn Bridge

  1. Janet says:

    What a perfect spring day you had walking in New York behoding the Brooklyn Bridge, almost a spiritual experience.

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