Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brooklyn,New York - Let's talk About the Verrazano Narrows Bridge

       So, in my last post, I mentioned about Bay Ridge, a neighborhood located in south Brooklyn. Well if you're new to this part of Brooklyn, one of the things you might notice is the giant suspension bridge in the distance. This would be the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, (though everyone I've talked to just call it "The Verrazano Bridge.")               
                                                             MTA website                                                           
                                                             NYC Crossroads
         Like the two articles mention, at the opening of the Bridge in 1964, it was the world's longest suspension bridge.Today it ranks 8th on the list, and has become a type of national landmark that tourists like to see. The locals or tourists still use it to get from the rest of New York to Staten Island. So, how can you visit it? The bridge has no pedestrian lane, so you can't walk on it.There is however, next to the water, a promenade for walking, so you can take photos of it below ground, going right under the bridge.  It's usually couples, families, old folk, and joggers in the area. The area can get rather dark in the evening, even with lights, so it's advisable to go with someone if you want to see it at night.
                                                A view of the bridge at the promenade.
                                                           The rest of the bridge.
  A view of the promenade around sunset.

 A better view of the promenade.
The highway is next to the promenade but it's fenced off in many places.If you want to come here by car, you can enter from the highway to a parking area and walk.
Do you have any national landmarks nearby?


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