I’ve crossed Brooklyn Bridge a few times. I do not remember exactly how many, but it is the kind of classic tour in New York that I don’t get tired of. Almost always, I end the tour spending some time at Brooklyn Bridge Park area – I also wrote a post about this program here on the blog. And, in two and a half years living here, I had not been at Brooklyn Heights Promenade, an elevated boardwalk that is in the area of Brooklyn Heights, next to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and provides an amazing view! This tour came on my list after seeing some pictures on the internet – and the request of a reader for a post “forced” me to go there.
This time, to save time, I didn’t cross Brooklyn Bridge – I will have some guests in July and I chose to leave the crossing for next month. I took the blue line (A or C) to the High Street station. Even that, I walked to the Brooklyn Bridge Park to be able to make the trip from there – after all, if you want to go to Brooklyn Heights Promenade you have to do it on the same day that you crossed the bridge. Well, starting from Brooklyn IceCream Factory, just get the Everit Street and go straight. You will go up a small hill and keep always right down the street. When you reach the top of the hill, you will see the sight in front of the entry of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Done.
I love the view at Brooklyn Bridge Park, but Brooklyn Heights Promenade view earn points by height. You can see the skyline of Manhattan, the bridge and even the Statue of Liberty. As you walk, you’ll be able to catch sight of the bridge as a whole, and also the Empire State Building. As you can see from the pictures, the day we were there was sunny. The whole path has several banks – an invitation to sit back and enjoy all this beauty. Not to mention that the residences along the park are a charming architecture – I wonder the price of the renting …
And since we were at the region, we decided to have lunch right there. I searched on Foursquare and I chose River Deli, an Italian restaurant that is very close to the park in 32 Joralemon St. The place is charming and only accepts cash. The menu is small – but the prices are great. I chose a pasta with garlic and oil, no lie, one of the best pastas I’ve ever eaten here in New York and cost only $ 10. Thiago chose a steak and eggs dish – a generous portion that cost only $15. Worth it! Oh, the photo of the colorful buildings, just above the pictures of the restaurant, was taken in front of the place. Incidentally, it is worth noting that the streets of Brooklyn Heights are cute.
Laura Peruchi is a Brazilian blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She has lived in Manhattan with her husband since 2014. Since then, she has shared on her blog varied content about the Big Apple. From travel tips, including unusual things to do, shopping tips, etiquette, restaurants, and a lot more, her blog has become a reference in Portuguese (also available in English) for anyone planning a trip to New York City.