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Great walk through the famous Brooklyn Bridge (New York), the edge of the neighborhood with its Brookyn Bridge Park, as well as the area of Columbus Park, old town hall and Veterans of the Korean War.

The tour took place on September 9, 2018, on a day that although it came out a little rainy, it left us good feelings.
It should be noted that the main purpose of this route is the description of several points that we had the opportunity to visit and that have been marked opportunely in the map that is attached. Going from one place to another is not complicated because all the itinerary was done by roads enabled to walk or through the streets of Brooklyn, which are very intuitive to face them.

We have complemented the report with descriptions at the foot of each of the photographs that are only visible if the route is displayed with a desktop or laptop, which we recommend for a better understanding of the images.

Although there are already references in Wikiloc about this place, in this case we wanted to give a slightly broader view of the area to comment somewhere that we can visit within the historic center of the district of Brooklyn itself.

It is highly recommended to dedicate at least one morning or an afternoon to complete the visit and be able to take advantage of the good views that are offered as well as a different cityscape that we have been seeing through the great avenues and the south of Manhattan.
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Bridge

Torre cercana a Manhattan

The arrival at the starting point of the pedestrian path that crosses the Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Bridge Promenade), starts in the vicinity of the City of New York. Normally if we come from the downtown area of Manhattan, we will arrive by the line 4-5-6 of the metro to the Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station. It is possible to combine this visit with others that we do well to be in the Chinatown area or the Word Trade Center. In these cases it is advisable to leave early and be practically all day traveling both southern Manhattan and the district of Brooklyn. The first seven hundred meters of the route runs on the mainland, to continue with the overpass that crosses the strait that separates Manhattan from Long Island (Brooklyn is simply a district of New York located on the "Long Island"). The pedestrian overpass is very well conditioned for the passage of both bicycles and pedestrians with the typical strip that separates the two lanes. The floor is covered by wooden sleepers, giving a more friendly and harmonious with the two large gothic towers that support the bridge. This passage is frequented by many visitors, who after crossing it, will find a rewarding reward on the Brooklyn side for the excellent views that can be enjoyed in Manhattan and the green areas equipped next to the two nearby bridges (the Brooklyn and the Manhattan, the latter of later construction). In this first section it is worth stopping next to the two Gothic towers, ideal points to make several photographic shots of the different panoramas that we can contemplate both on one side and another. To our left we will contemplate the Manhattan Bridge along its entire length and on the right the incoming sea tongue with the Island of the Governors in the foreground and, of course, the great skyscrapers of southern Manhattan.
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Tramo descendente en direccion a Brooklyn

The total length of the overpass is about six hundred meters that we will pass unhurriedly to fully enjoy the beautiful views that it offers us, so that in the second half of it we will already have in sight the buildings of the district of Brooklyn that already show a look different from the south and the big avenues of Manhattan. We can also see the green areas of the Brooklyn shore and in the distance and to the southwest we will vaguely distinguish the island where the famous Statue of Liberty is perched. Another of the great attractions of the trip is the animation offered by the large public that crosses the bridge in both directions, as if it were a human procession, no matter how unpleasant the day is like this happened in our case. No less original is the contemplation of the movement of cyclists, some taking advantage of this route to give free rein to their leisure time and others by simple need to be able to pass to the other side. The last section of the pedestrian street is divided into two parts, one that remains straight and therefore goes into the historic center of Brooklyn, and another that will allow us to access the green area of the Brooklyn shore before passing through Washington Street in the neighborhood of Dumbo. Normally it will be this last one that we will choose to continue the route, as we did. Afterwards, the return is done starting from the historic center, taking the entire pedestrian path from there.
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Washington Street (Barrio de Dumbo)

When dividing the pedestrian way that crosses the bridge, we take the branch of the left that will take us until a staircase that allows us to leave that one and it redirects us towards the zone of Brooklyn Bridge Park that occupies the border on both sides of the bridge that is located by over. Previously, we will have to cross Washington Street, which is the street located in the aforementioned neighborhood of Dumbo (acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, that is, nothing to do with the elephant cartoon movie) that takes us to the area green. In the middle of the street it is inevitable to stop to make several photographic shots of a curious painting in which one of the great towers of the Manhattan bridge appears, with the silhouette of the Empire State building in the middle of the lower arch of the tower (photo 1) , and that movie fans will remember some classic scene ("Once upon a time in America"). From Washington Street we have two options, either go directly into the green area or turn halfway to the left and visit previously one of the buildings of old factories converted into a commercial or restoration area as is the case of the one shown in the photos (Empirestores).
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Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pebble Beach)

The next unavoidable goal is the visit of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the first of the places we will visit will be the area called Pebble Beach from which we will get a fantastic view of both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhatan Bridge, in the direction of the first of the bridges There is a small and attractive breakwater that at one end supports a curious covered carousel, an unequivocal sign that the winters in these latitudes are a bit harder than those we know. Next to this carousel is the Empire Fulton Ferry Park which in our case we ignore to go to the direction of the Manhattan Bridge. The entire area is covered by a pedestrian path that delights everyone who wants to spend time outdoors. After passing under the Manhattan Bridge and continuing to take the necessary photos, we can see the second of the great bridges that were built more than one hundred years ago, specifically the Williamsburg Bridge (photo 4).
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Provisioning

Cafeteria Brooklyn Roasting Company

As we have commented previously, some of the buildings of old factories have given way to places of restoration as it is the case of the one that occupies us now, which is located at the end of the route of the pedestrian path that runs after passing under the bridge of Manhattan. It is a cafe that combines modern and old elements which gives it a particular attraction and which we can take to make a short break in our route and share with the natives of the place a seat and a hot drink that recomposes a little the body. The name of the place is not exclusive because it is managed by a small chain of establishments with that name.
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Park

Main Street Park

After the break, we continue our route either retracing our steps or through the streets of the neighborhood of Dumbo to reach the area of Main Street Park through which we passed previously to pass under the Manhattan Bridge. Here we find an entertainment center as a playroom for the little ones that complements the entire complex of what we call Brooklyn Bridge Park. We can also see a curious building called Clock Tower, which we intuited as an old office building converted to accommodate other restaurants (Atrium Dumbo).
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Waypoint

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

Following the streets of the neighborhood of Dumbo and after passing by the Empirestore shopping area, we now go to the area located on the south side of the Brooklyn Bridge, to be next to another curious building also converted and that is currently dedicated to the preparation and direct dispensing of ice cream to the public, and that apparently has been enjoying quite successful among the visitors of the place. On the map, the exact point where the ice cream shop is located has been badly recorded. Actually it is located a little more to the left. Next to this establishment we will find a beautiful wooden platform with a viewpoint that offers a beautiful view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the island of Manhattan as can be seen in the photos we provide.
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New York Skyline Lookout

We can not finish our tour of the Brooklyn Bridge Park complex, without touring the main attraction, the park area located further south with a long viewpoint that as somehow indicates the name, offers a wide view of the southern area of Manhattan and its huge skyscrapers, as well as all the language of the sea that goes under the bridges and bordering it, the docks where different boats and ferries that come from this area dock. Accordingly, we will observe the transfer of jet skis and ferries, particularly orange ones that make an itinerary between the south of Manhattan and Staten Island for free, passing in front of the famous Statue of Liberty and that we recommend especially to be able to be in times of less tourist influx (try to avoid the month of August). To get to the dock from where you leave, there is a kilometer and a half away from the starting point and end of the route we are describing in case we want to make the round trip the same day we come to Brooklyn. From this point where we are, we will also see the island where the famous Statue of Liberty is located four kilometers from the place where we are, and closer, the Island of the Governors. There is also next to the park an area bordering the shore with possible remains of some platform that was dismantled, keeping only the posts that supported it (photo 5).
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Park

Parque Veteranos de Corea

Once the route of the Brooklyn Bridge Park complex is completed, we cross the park where we are next to the sea and proceed to enter the urban area of the district (Brooklyn Heights), looking for parallel to the final stretch of the bridge that runs on the mainland, so that we will eventually arrive at a park (Cadman Plaza Park) divided into several sections. The medium section, corresponds to the so-called Korean Wars Veterans Plaza, which as the name indicates is dedicated to the Korean War fighters and whose entrance is engraved on a wall, the names of a number of fighters who intervened in that conflict. In front of the entrance to this park we can contemplate the modern and high building of the Palace of Justice (photo 5).
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Building of interest

Paza de Colon

The last stretch of the green zone that we have been visiting corresponds to Columbus Park and the surrounding area occupied by the old city hall of Brooklyn when it was not yet a district of New York. Next to Columbus Park where we will find a statue dedicated to the discoverer of America, is another official building, the so-called County Court or Kings County Supreme Curt.
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Provisioning

Hamburguesería Shane Shack

In New York the most frequented establishments to satisfy nutritional needs, as we can imagine, are hamburgers and pizzerias (by the way, of German and Italian origin respectively). Therefore, in our case, we did not have many other better options than to go to the place that we describe at this point. The establishment is very close to the town hall and we can say in favor of it, that we were given a very correct attention and that we also had the opportunity to taste the famous beer native of the same district of Brooklyn and without the intention of creating a publicity claim , we have included in the photos. Another favorable point of the establishment is that it is located in the center, with good views to the outside and affordable prices to the public in general. Of course, do not intend to look for a menu à la carte. The most demanding will have to continue touring the streets and be willing to increase the corresponding budget.
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Sacred architecture

Iglesia St Ann And The Holy Trinity

From the previous point we could have linked directly with the bridge to start back, but we opted to find some other place that we found attractive, and so we made a raid going through the area of the old town hall to go to stop next to a church relatively old, the one of St Ann & The Holy Trinity, of neogothic style, similar to other old churches of New York. The presence of this type of buildings evokes the splendid time that this country lived before the crack of 1929. In the vicinity of this church we will find a succulent establishment full of fresh fruit and a pharmacy where you can buy anti-scratch patches for those who suffer In the feet. Holy hand.
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Park

Whitman Park

Finally and already returning in the direction of the pedestrian path that connects with the bridge, we made another small incursion to see another park, the one of Whitman whose picture we have included in this point. From here it is only necessary to turn back and be located at a wide cross where the broad avenue of Tillary Street runs next to the large building of the Palace of Justice and from where the pedestrian path that leads directly to the Brooklyn Bridge and that will lead us to the initial starting point. Opposite this junction of Tillary Street, there is a great post office (see photo 4).

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