Though the Brooklyn Bridge is no longer the largest suspension bridge in the world (as it was when it opened in 1883), it’s still an iconic New York City landmark. More than 100,000 cars pass between the Gothic towers every day, while the pedestrians and sightseers on the upper walkway number in the thousands. Whether you’re traveling by car, bike or foot, you’ll get spectacular views of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights.
While tourists flock to Manhattan in droves, locals know that the best Brooklyn attractions rank among New York City’s most essential destinations. There are plenty of things to do in Kings County, including checking out one of the best flea markets in Gotham, or grabbing brunch in Brooklyn. From Gowanus to the best things to do in Williamsburg, make sure to add these stops to your itinerary.
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