Exploring Brooklyn Bridge at Sunrise

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The Brooklyn Bridge is perhaps the most iconic bridge in New York City and certainly the most popular to walk across. The bridge at any time and from any angle is impressive, but there is nothing quite like experiencing it when no one else is around. You’ll have to get up early, but seeing the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise is truly magical. Here is what you will see by exploring Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise – and what to do after your beautiful morning walk.
Starting from the Brooklyn side will give you the best views of the Manhattan skyline behind the bridge. To get there via the subway, take the 2, 3 train to either Clark Street or Borough Hall, the R train to Court Street, the 4 or 5 train to Borough Hall, or the A, C, or F train to Jay Street – MetroTech.

After the Brooklyn Bridge

Grab Breakfast

If you woke up early to catch the sunrise, you’ll undoubtedly be hungry after walking the Brooklyn Bridge. Grab breakfast at a place nearby. Some recommendations include Archway Cafe (57 Pearl St, Brooklyn, NY 11201) and Almondine Bakery (85 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201).

Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park

In addition to sweeping views along the East River, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers its visitors a variety of different entertainment and dining options. Highlights include Jane’s Carousel, Pier 5 sports complex, and The River Café. In the summer, there is even a pop-up pool (how cool!). The restaurant Fornino offers rooftop seating where you can enjoy pizza and cocktails while taking in views of the city.

Eat Brooklyn Style Pizza

If you’re visiting Brooklyn, you must try some Brooklyn style pizza. Luckily, there are several great options once you walk off of the bridge.
Ignazio’s. 4 Water St, New York, NY 11201. (718) 522-2100.
Juliana’s. 19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 596-6700.
Grimaldi’s. 1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-4300.
Dress warmer if you plan on seeing the Brooklyn Bridge in the morning, and just enjoy the views. Exploring Brooklyn Bridge in the morning is truly a spectacular experience.

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