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Published June 5th 2011
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade (promenade means a public place set aside for leisurely walking or strolling) is considered one of the most famous spots in New York City. It has been featured in many TV shows and movies set in New York, and is known as a favorite destination for a first date, a marriage proposal, and even anniversary celebrations. The Promenade is one-third of a mile long, so it's not a long walk at all. However, what it definitely is, is one of the most enjoyable times you'll have while in New York City.
Where it is
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade starts at Orange Street if you're going north and ends at Remsen Street. If you're going south, just reverse the starting streets. The Promenade is located on the waterfront of the East River.
How to get there
If you take the subway, you'll have no trouble at all getting to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Simply take Trains 2 and 3 to Clark Street, then A and C to High Street and you're there.
What to see
The Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, and the Brooklyn Bridge just to name a few things. Other things include lovers strolling hand in hand, families enjoying the playgrounds, and some of the most elegant townhouses and mansions in the Brooklyn Historic Preservation District. While you're looking at the residences, you want to remember to stay off of private property.
What it costs
Walking the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is free. You'll pay public transportation fares, and if there are street vendors, shops, or other retailers set up, you'll pay for whatever you purchase. Otherwise, that's about it. So, come and enjoy the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.