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Manhattan Bridge is Just Another Bridge in New York That Only Few Dare to Wander

I finally visited Manhattan Bridge up close. I’ve been coming to New York for 6 years in a row every summer but I haven’t been to this bridge. Well, the bridge itself is not really a must-see destination in your guidebook. Manhattan Bridge is just the another bridge in New York that only few dare to wander. I came here because I wanted to check out Dumbo, a neighbourhood that’s becoming popular for foodies. I went around looking for a perfect place to sit and admire Manhattan’s skyline across the river but my search was in vain. Ok, I found one restaurant but the view wasn’t enough for me. 😀 If I had to spend much money, I want a good view, too, not just good food, right? So, I ended up reading a book at Brooklyn Park, suppressing and forgetting my hunger. 😀

I think I’ll have to go back there and explore the area longer. or I’ll do my research first before going back. 😀

How to get there 

There are five subway trains that go there: lines D, N, Q, B, and R. Get off at DeKalb Avenue. It’s a pretty long walk to Dumbo / Manhattan Bridge.

For first timers in New York City, I’d suggest that you take lines A and C. Get off at High Street. Explore Brooklyn Bridge first and then walk to Manhattan Bridge and Dumbo.

The best option to go there is get off at Chambers Street/City Hall in Manhattan and then cross Brooklyn Bridge on foot. The view is breathtaking! Just follow the crowd all the way to the bottom of the bridge.

Can you walk the Manhattan Bridge? Yes, you can, dahlin’! It is quiet and the only people you see there would be a few joggers. The view, of course, won’t be as nice as the one in Brooklyn Bridge.

MANHATTAN BRIDGE PHOTOS

This is the Manhattan Bridge in between old industrial buildings at Dumbo area in Brooklyn.

Dumbo, Brooklyn New York (Manhattan Bridge).

Dumbo, Brooklyn New York (Manhattan Bridge).

Brooklyn Park is right under Manhattan Bridge.

Manhattan Bridge (Brooklyn Park in Dumbo). new York

Manhattan Bridge (Brooklyn Park in Dumbo).

From the park, you can watch the sun setting behind New York skyscrapers.

Manhattan Bridge (Dumbo, New York).

Manhattan Bridge (Dumbo, New York).

It’s not really the best place to watch sunset, but it’s nice nonetheless. Follow the walking path, going into the direction of Brooklyn Bridge.

Manhattan Bridge (New York).

Manhattan Bridge (New York).

While walking, you’ll see a row of benches (on your left) in front of a restaurant. Right next to it is the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum Building.

Manhattan Bridge (New York).

Manhattan Bridge (New York).

Go inside the building and climb the stairs – up to the last floor. It’s open to the public and it’s free.

View from Brooklyn Historical Museum Building (Dumbo, New York).

View from Brooklyn Historical Museum Building (Dumbo, New York).

They have a terrace overlooking the river with a view of Manhattan Bridge on your right.

Manhattan Bridge (Dumbo, New York).

Manhattan Bridge (Dumbo, New York).

And the view of Brooklyn Bridge on your left.

Brooklyn Bridge (Dumbo, New York).

Brooklyn Bridge (Dumbo, New York).

When you’re done, continue walking to Brooklyn Bridge. If you have time to spare, sit or lie down on the grass with a book or a box of pizza.

Manhattan Bridges (Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York).

Brooklyn Park with a view (Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York).

It’s a great way to end the afternoon, after a whole day of sightseeing.

Brooklyn Bridge (Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York).

Brooklyn Bridge (Dumbo, New York).

Planning to go to New York? 

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