Brooklyn Heights Promenade: ideal for admiring a magnificent view of Manhattan!

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Short presentation of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The Brooklyn Parkway was built over the expressway connecting the Brooklyn neighborhood to the Queens neighborhood. Length of 600 meters, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is bordered by the Hudson River and is a popular area for its greenery and the beautiful landscape it offers. Here, locals and tourists alike can get away from the constant hustle and bustle of central New York City and breathe a breath of fresh air.



The Brooklyn Heights Promenade was opened between 1950 and 1951. Indeed, a first part was opened to the public in 1950 and the second one year later. While the residents of Brooklyn Heights were initially skeptical about the opening of this walk (they feared disruption and bad company), their fears quickly vanished. Today, walking on the Esplanade is a famous activity very popular with locals and tourists.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is currently the property of NYCDOT and it is not considered a park.

Note: the NCYDOT or DOT (New York City Department of Transportation) represents the municipal department of New York which ensures the maintenance, management and construction of all the city's roads.

Why explore the Brooklyn Heights Promenade?

As you stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, you may spot many emblematic monuments of the Big Apple as well as the famous skyline. The Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, but also the famous Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island can be admired! So don't forget your camera during your walk, because left and right, the view is breathtaking!



Planning a walk on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is also interesting for get away for a moment from the bustle of central New York. Indeed, in Manhattan, the crowd is constant and the animation perpetual. So if you want to take a walk and take a break, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is the place to be. Here, you can take the time to stroll through the various alleys and stroll along the banks of the Hudson River.

If the weather is fine, do not hesitate to plan a small picnic. You will be able to eat while enjoying the sun, a relaxing moment and the magnificent view of the skyline.

The Esplanade is also a very popular place for walkers, joggers and athletes in general who can do their workout while admiring a beautiful landscape.

For lovers, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is also a popular place for its romantic side.

When is the best time to visit the Brooklyn Heights Promenade?

While walking on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is very pleasant, there are times of the day that are ideal for a nice stroll. So, I advise you to discover the Brooklyn Heights Promenade either the morning at sunrise, either end of the day at sunset. For these two moments, you will be able to discover magnificent colors. To make the most of your time, sit back on a bench, then gaze at the skyscrapers lit up in front of you and the twinkling lights of Lower Manhattan!


On the other hand, even if the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is interesting for strolling and breathing far from the center of New York, know that during your walk, the noise will be there ! Indeed, don't forget that this promenade was built just above the highway connecting the district of Queens and Brooklyn, the number of cars circulating is therefore constant. Moreover, south of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, you can see an impressive flow of vehicles!


Brooklyn Heights promenade in the movies

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a famous place. By the way, you may have seen her in some movies like Annie Hall (a comedy released in 1977) or Moonstruck (a dramatic comedy released in 1987).


Where is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade?

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is located in Brooklyn Heights in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Its full address is: Montague St & Pierrepont Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Here is a map to help you locate the Brooklyn Heights Promenade:


Also note that the Esplanade is open every day and 24 hours a day. So you will necessarily find a little time in your schedule to get there!

And here. You now know all the secrets of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. As you have seen, this place is ideal for recharging your batteries and getting some fresh air in a neighborhood other than Manhattan. In addition to relaxing, you can also contemplate iconic New York buildings and take wonderful photos! Do not forget your camera, because the landscapes are such that it would be a shame not to photograph them!

If you wish, after your stroll on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, do not hesitate to go to  Brooklyn Bridge Park, a famous park located near the promenade!

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