4.9 out of 10

Brooklyn Brg, Financial District

40.7082496596258 -73.9994917861152
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"Great Bridge with an ugly entrance area"

The Brooklyn Bridge is the most famous bridge in New York and it is certainly the most attractive. One of the first things I did when I moved to the city was walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a gorgeous view and you have plenty of company on your walk. I made the mistake of doing the walk in December but the weather still didn't destroy the charm of the walk. The bridge began construction in 1870 and it took 13 years and 16 mortalities to complete. The architect of the bridge actually died of tetanus during its construction. His son took over and also died. So, the bridge was helmed to completion by the son's wife which was very interesting in the 19th century. Just after the opening of the bridge, a panic took over the crowd and several people were trampled to death. So, this bridge has seen some things.
The entrance to the bridge in the Fidi is pretty lackluster, though. It's crowded and kind of ugly and there's nothing really to do immediately around the bridge (going into Brooklyn is a lot more eventful). But, there is a plaque at the bottom of the bridge marking George Washington's first residence and there's a really popular skateboarding area just under the bridge in the Fidi. I think the skateboarding thing is pretty funny since I don't tend to associate Fidi with skateboarders. But, that's the great thing about neighborhoods here. I wouldn't live around the Brooklyn Bridge just because it's so boring and unpleasing to the eye. But, you have to walk across it and this is the only way on.
  • Gorgeous walk
  • Charming once you're on it
  • Ugly entrance area
  • Crowded around the entrance
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

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Stone St

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Fulton St

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John St

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Wall St

"Just for big buildings for working..."
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Water St

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40.7056638701296 -74.0067069042141

Old Slip

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Seaport Plz

"The beautiful resilient one"
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