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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?”

Is the Brooklyn Bridge boardwalk too crowded?