Brooklyn Bridge

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This iconic suspension bridge offers views of the Statue of Liberty from the East River.

As one of the oldest and longest suspension bridges in North America, the Brooklyn Bridge has long been an icon of progress for New Yorkers. Spanning almost 1600 feet (487.7 meters), the bridge crosses the East River and connects Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. The bridge features six lanes for automobiles and two lanes dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists, and carries more than 120,000 people daily. The Brooklyn Bridge has long been a destination for tourists, and today visitors flock to the bridge for stunning views up the East River, and for the history linked to the bridge.

Walk the bridge at sunset for one of the most unique views in the city. From the center of the Brooklyn Bridge, visitors have the opportunity to see in both directions along the East River. Look across to the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges to the north, or down to the Upper Bay in the south. On a clear day, visitors to the Brooklyn Bridge can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Visit the bridge at sunset for the most rewarding view, although be prepared for crowds.

There are a number of walking tours of the bridge, and this is an excellent way to discover its history. Learn about the architecture and construction process, the infamous Brooklyn Bridge jumpers and the first flight to pass under the bridge. Walking tours cross the bridge in approximately an hour, giving you time to take in the sights, hear the stories, and make your way along the often crowded footpath.

The Brooklyn Bridge is located at the southern end of the East River, and can be reached on foot from DUMBO and Lower Manhattan. Visitors traveling by train can reach the bridge via the City Hall or Chambers subway stations in Manhattan, or the York Street and High Street subway stations in Brooklyn. The bridge can be visited daily, and there is no fee.

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Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District
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PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
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The price is $309 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is $203 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
8 Stone St, New York, NY
The price is $119 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District
Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District
3 out of 5
215 PEARL STREET, New York, NY
The price is $159 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
4 out of 5
215 Chrystie St, New York, NY
The price is $309 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is $203 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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Four Points By Sheraton New York Downtown
Four Points By Sheraton New York Downtown
3.5 out of 5
6 Platt St, New York, NY
The price is $129 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
5 out of 5
60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY
The price is $387 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
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Mr. C Seaport
Mr. C Seaport
5 out of 5
33 Peck Slip, New York, NY
The price is $269 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District
Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District
3 out of 5
161 Front Street, New York, NY
The price is $129 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 28
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AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown
AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown
3.5 out of 5
151 Maiden Ln, New York, NY
The price is $161 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 29
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