The Williamsburg Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened in 1903, and the first with all-steel towers. The 310-foot steel towers support four cables, each measuring 18 inches in diameter and weighing 4,344 tons.
If you want to skip all the crowds of tourists on the Brooklyn bridge, the Williamsburg bridge offers great views and is the route real New Yorkers use to bike/skate/walk to Manhattan over the bridge. Get off at the Lorimer stop and follow the signs to the Williamsburg bridge footpath.
Take the time to walk to Williamsburg Bridge! One of the best views of the city, and drops you off right in the heart of Williamsburg. About a 45 minute walk
Walking the bridge is something I do even on the worst of the winter days and the muggiest of the summer. Why though? Cause it's awesome. Do it! It drops you off on the Lower East side, Nolita, Soho and China Town.
Walking across the bridge is a great way to get a view of city. The entrance is on the west side of Bedford ave between S. 5th and S. 6th streets.
The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan at Delancey Street with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn at Broadway near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
State / Provincial Park
“More commonly known for Smorgasburg, America’s largest weekly open-air food market (which is family-friendly!), on Saturdays and Sundays during the warmer months, the park is open seven days a week, year-round. Come to this Williamsburg park to enjoy a picnic, walk out onto Hurricane Point, watch live music, play soccer in Bushwick Inlet Park, fly a kite in the open green space, or simply relax—all with a view of Manhattan. ”
“This theater shows independent/arthouse/foreign films/nostalgic films. It has an in-theater full wait service with a full menu of food and drinks so you can eat/drink during your movie! ”
“The main park in Williamsburg, near the water and with spaces to do exercise, walk and play games.”
“Cash-only steak icon where old-school waiters serve aged beef in a German beer hall setting. ( Operating since 1887). Great steak. Period. Must need reservation ( please do it ahead of time)”
“Retro railcar environment, cool and funky spin on a diner, located under the Williamsburg Bridge. You don't get a physical menu, the servers scribble the day’s offerings directly onto your butcher-paper tablecloth. All the food is excellent! 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249”