Brooklyn bridge beckons-but bring comfortable shoes – wsj
When did the Brooklyn Bridge get so popular? And why?
Brooklyn’s heightened hipness obviously has something to do with it. And the 19th century bridge’s history and majesty. Also the excellent views of lower Manhattan and New York Harbor. But still.
Maybe it’s because the almost 60 million tourists projected to visit this year expect great cities to have important crossings-the Pont Neuf in Paris, the Westminster Bridge over the Thames-and feel their trip would be incomplete without one.
The holiday seemed the right time to join them. And Lucy, who estimates she’s crossed the Brooklyn Bridge a couple of dozen times and has been lobbying me to join her, agreed to walk off Easter lunch with me.