In 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge was completed, and today this engineering gem is one of the most popular attractions in New York City [Take the 4, 5, or 6 subway down to Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall and follow the throngs of people making their pilgrimage across the bridge on the Manhattan side]. The vital bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn and it has a pedestrian walkway with a bike lane that rises above the traffic.
Along the way you may notice: graffiti, names and poems written on the bridge; you will see the bronze national registers of historic places plaque; and it would be hard to miss the many, many locks. A lot of the locks have names on them, and symbolize eternal love.
If you’re heading in the direction of Brooklyn, you may want to spend some time in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and if it happens to be a Sunday – see if you can attend Smorgasburg!