While New York City has a reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in the world, there are still a lot of cheap and even free sights to see and things to do. One at the top of my list is to take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge. I’ve only ever been during the day, and I imagine it would be especially peaceful in the morning or evening, but I love the contrast between the bright blue skies and the bridge’s brown brick arches. Slather on some sunscreen, throw on a pair of sunnies, and head to the bridge with a friend (or a good playlist), and experience the contrast of the Brooklyn and Manhattan boroughs. If you’re staying in Manhattan and walking across to Brooklyn, DUMBO is a chic little neighborhood off to the left side of the bridge exit. If the trek over the bridge leaves you famished, DUMBO boasts popular New York area restaurant chains such as Westville and Bluestone Lane. While you’re in the area, don’t forget to go to Brooklyn Bridge Park and take a whirl on Jane’s Carousel, then peruse south and walk along the edge of the East River for a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline.
View of downtown Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway.
The Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn Bridge Park. The DUMBO area of Brooklyn stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. See what all of the NYC neighborhoods stand for here– I had no idea until recently!
I was wearing;
Nordstrom BP 55MM Cat Eye Sunglasses in White/Pink (linked above)
Forever 21 White Crochet Crop Top (no longer available, similar options linked)
Sam Edelman Rowan Mary Jane Flat in Natural Naked (linked above) Also worn here
“Summer in the City; Walk the Brooklyn Bridge” Photographed by Emily Davis & Niki Hicks
© Emily Davis