some ideas…

Eat & Drink

grab a slice of pizza at Grimaldi’s or (the original Grimaldi’s) Juliana’s

try the iconic NYC burger at Shake Shack

indulge in some chocolate treats at world famous Jacques Torres Chocolate

grab coffee at a local Brooklyn Roasters

relax in a waterside park with the best view in NYC at Brooklyn Bridge Park. stay after the sun sets for an entirely different, and equally amazing, view.

remember the spot where John Roebling’s foot was injured from the tour? Fulton Ferry is a now great photo spot & relaxing place to hang beside an epic view.

browse dozens of shops built into a cool revitalized warehouse at Empire Stores.

check out some artsy design or photography books at Powerhouse Arena

grab some cool Brooklyn clothes at Williamsburg designers store Brooklyn Industries.



ride an outdoor carousel that looks out at the Manhattan Skyline at Jane’s Carousel.

snap a photo at Front and Water Streets where the Chrysler Building is perfectly centered in the tower of the Manhattan bridge in the background.

stroll through Dumbo and view it’s amazing collection of commissioned public art.

check out the schedule at Brooklyn Bridge Park. events like movies on the lawn, book readings and 5k’s are a regular thing here.

join a volleyball game at these waterside courts.

browse any of the numerous art galleries here.

a beach in the middle of New York City? yes there is.

get tickets to a show at historical St. Ann’s Warehouse.


find more:

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Time Out New York
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New York Times Event Guide
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Zagat Restaurant Lists

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Loving New York
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Books …

These are a few of the books we used in our research and recommend if you’re interested in learning more about the Brooklyn Bridge:


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