Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Featured in classic New York films like Annie Hall and Moonstruck, Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers beautiful views of the East River and Statue of Liberty in Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhood. Brooklyn Heights is the Brooklyn borough's first Historic Preservation District. Its promenade, which opened to the public in 1950, features wooden benches to take in the Manhattan skyline, scenic greenery and flowers to contrast with the city’s concrete structures, and playgrounds for children to enjoy. Take a jog or romantic stroll down the promenade on your way to Brooklyn Bridge Park or before exploring the adjacent neighborhood’s brownstone-lined streets. Plan to see Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other attractions that appeal to you using our Brooklyn day trip planner.
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  • This short walk is a knock-out and a must-do if you come to Brooklyn. I was here on a crystal-clear day in the Fall and the views of the Manhattan skyline were superb. Lots of pictures were...  more »
  • First time in Brooklyn so we had to find a place along the East River to photograph the lower Manhattan skyline. We lucked out with an on-street parking spot near the eastern Promenade entrance on...  more »
  • One of the best views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. This long path is perfect for a romantic walk after dinner, just stop and gaze at the beautiful NYC skyline. Perfect place to take a stroll or ponder. Of course, don't forget to bring your camera!
  • A great place to view the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Skyline - all free! It’s a really easy walk in lovely surroundings. Easy access to Brooklyn Park. Definitely need to make it one if the must do list when visiting NYC. Best place to see Manhattan skyline at sunset. Lots of space and always something extra going on. Romantic or a good place to take some nice shots or timelapse of the sunset behind Manhattan.

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