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Brooklyn Bridge

Atlanta, Georgia
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Brooklyn Bridge

We will be staying in Manhattan and want to take the subway to Brooklyn and walk back across the bridge. It looks like both the High Street and Jay Street/Metro Tech stations are close to the pedestrian entry of the bridge. Is either one better than the other?

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Brooklyn, NY
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1. Re: Brooklyn Bridge

Assuming you're asking about those two stations (and not York Street or Clark Street) because you're coming from the A or C lines, High Street is closer to the bridge entrance.

Brooklyn, New York
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2. Re: Brooklyn Bridge

If all you want to do is walk the bridge, High St is closest to the entrance. But the F to York St or the 2/3 to Clark would give you a nice additional walk - through Dumbo from York St, or through Brooklyn Heights from Clark St.

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3. Re: Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Heights is a stunning neighborhood that, IMO, makes Greenwich Village look a little tacky :^)

I would take the 2 or 3 trains to Clark St and walk to the right when you get to the street from the elevator (west along Clark St.) just to see all the beautiful brownstones and tall trees and completely quiet.

At the west end of Clark St (and all the east-west streets) is the Promenade with stunning views of New York Harbor and the Wall Street District and the Brooklyn Bridge itself (not to mention the Empire State Bldg, and the Statue of Liberty). You can then walk through the area to Cadman Plaza and the steps or ramp leading up to the center walkway of the Bklyn Br. When up there stay on the walking side, not the bicycle side; they are speed demons up there :^)

The Bridge steps are at Prospect St and Cadman Plaza East (there is a star on the map). The ramp is at Tillary St and Adams St.

Also the Court St Station of the R train is a good starting point if you want lunch first. Look at this map for more clarity:

…mta.info/maps/…B1_downtown_brooklyn_2015.pdf

Finally, when you get to Manhattan you are on the east side of City Hall, near the Brooklyn Bridge station of the 4,5,6; also the City Hall Station of the R; also the Park Place Station of the 2,3:

…mta.info/maps/…M01_lower_manh_2015.pdf

Atlanta, Georgia
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4. Re: Brooklyn Bridge

Thanks for all of the info.

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5. Re: Brooklyn Bridge

For us, the F line to York Street would definitely be the best starting point. Then call into the Brooklyn Roasting Company cafe on Jay Street for excellent coffee and snacks before walking down to Empire Fulton Ferry Park for the iconic views and Janes Carousel before crossing the Bridge.

http://www.brooklynroasting.com

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