The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, also called the Esplanade, is a 1,826-foot (557 m)-long platform and pedestrian walkway cantilevered over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (Interstate 278) in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, United States.
This long promenade hugs the Brooklyn shore of the East River. When the weather is not too hot or cold, it is a world-class stroll. You will see everything from lower Manhattan right in your face up to midtown. You will see, from lower to midtown, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges in a row.
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade —a popular pedestrian walkway in Brooklyn, New York—offers stellar views of lower Manhattan, Governors Island, Staten Island, and the waterfront. Lined with benches, there is ample space to relax and watch the city from this charming user space.
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Stretching 1,800+ feet over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the promenade offers a walking path, benches, foliage, and of course the views of the NYC skyline. This guide will talk through what the Brooklyn Heights Promenade is all about and how to plan a visit there during your time in New York City.
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a free, pedestrian walkway located in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. It should not be confused with the Brooklyn Bridge promenade, which is a walkway on the bridge. It offers the visitor one of the very best views of Lower Manhattan and its surroundings, and made our list of top 28 views of NYC.
This exclusively pedestrian walkway offers majestic views of downtown Manhattan, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge. Lined with flowerbeds, playgrounds, and two rows of benches, the park is a favorite destination for joggers, walkers and roller-bladers. Its width and the plethora of green space also offer places for quieter relaxation and ...