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6.8 out of 10

Seaport Plz, Financial District

Ranked 10th best street in Financial District
40.7088980823198 -74.0006677570129
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"The beautiful resilient one"

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S., and it is also distinctive for the beauty and elegance of its design. Much beloved and much photographed, it is no accident that it has acquired iconic status on the New York skyline and among US landmarks. It opened in 1883 to much fanfare, with cannon fire, confetti, and thousands of people lined up to do the walk across for the very first time. The love affair hasn't diminished since, and you can see droves of pedestrians and cyclists doing the cross from Manhattan to Brooklyn on any given day, but especially in good weather. The lower level is for car traffic, while pedestrians use an upper level and can see down to the traffic lanes below.

Fun fact: The aerodynamics of bridge building had not been worked out at the time the bridge was built, and it would be more than 70 years before wind tunnels were invented. In addition, the contractor J. Lloyd Haigh substituted inferior quality wire in the cables, which wasn't discovered until after the bridge was built. Despite this, the bridge has withstood the years, whereas many other bridges built around the same time have vanished into history. Amazing fact: After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the bridge was used by people to leave the city after subway service was suspended. The massive number of people on the bridge at one time could never have been foreseen by the original designers, and yet the bridge withstood even this unanticipated test of its structural integrity.
  • iconic NYC status
  • great afternoon activity to walk the bridge
  • beautiful sights
  • there are no cons to the bridge!
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish

"One of the best views in Manhattan"

I've done this walk 5 times now (usually with visitors from overseas)... You get the metro to Brooklyn, have lunch at Grimaldi's (rivalling Lombardi's as the best pizza joint in NYC) and then walk over Brooklyn Bridge.. The views are priceless and you'll also get some pretty impressive photos..

It's an amazing bridge opened back in the 1800's (which makes it even more impressive) and the volume of traffic it carries is astounding.

I particularly like the view of the concrete jungle that is Midtown, which then slinks off downtown to low level apartment blocks and then roars back to Lower Manhattan where the stockbrokers count their pennies...

If you've got someone in town who wants to get a feel for just how immense this city is, take them here. And the best bit is you burn off the pizza on the walk back over the bridge...!

Unranked Streets in Financial District

Barclay St

"Short Street near Ground Zero"
40.7142090015849 -74.0129334975658

Greenwich St

"Loud and crowded . . but cool buildings."
40.7054835003639 -74.0146605029215

Ann St

"Used to be wild; now its wearing a business suit"
40.7102455017761 -74.0067334967906

Beaver St

"Loads of old buildings but not much to do. "
40.7050812912606 -74.0108588954744
"A tunnel entrance (exactly how it sounds)"
40.7064405068765 -74.0149966764442

Brooklyn Brg

"Great Bridge with an ugly entrance area"
40.7082496596258 -73.9994917861152

Carlisle St

"Give Carlisle Street a Few Years and it will Come Back to Life"
40.7090740145221 -74.0140472842191

Exchange Aly

"A block of offices"
40.7069570008137 -74.0129409987697

Liberty St

"Financial new and old"
40.7094970370062 -74.0112727958873

Maiden Ln

"One of the more happening streets in Fidi"
40.7080881858846 -74.0080952346386

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