Walking across Brooklyn Bridge is a wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday. I took the metro to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall, which is right at the beginning of the bridge. I bought a bottle of water for the road, and then I started walking. There’s a lane for pedestrians and a lane for bike riders, and you’d better stay in the pedestrian lane, because if you by accident step out in the bike lane, you’ll be yelled at, cursed at and generally hated by furious bike riders, whose only joy in life seems to be to yell at the tourists.
Halfway over the bridge, this is when you want to get your camera out. Hurry! Snap some pictures of the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and yourself, because before you know it, the walk has come to an end.
Now you’re in Brooklyn, so where do you go from here? I always head straight to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory for a scoop of their delicious Peaches & Cream ice cream. This time I even had a scoop of strawberry ice cream too and some hot fudge on the top. While the strawberry ice cream was just as delicious as the peaches & cream, I’m not sure whether I think the fudge was a good idea, as the taste was a bit too overwhelming and numbed the delicate taste of the fresh strawberries and peaches.
If ice cream isn’t your thing, the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is just around the corner, and there’s also a branch of Shake Shack across the street. I usually take the metro back to Manhattan, but if you’re up for it, you can also walk (now you know the way), or why not spend some time in Brooklyn?
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Fulton Ferry Landing Pier, 1 Water St (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street), Brooklyn NY11201, Tel: (718) 246-3963