The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, connects Manhattan with New York’s most populous borough, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Bridge belongs to New York City’s most impressive tourist attractions. However, if you would like to experience a more authentic and less touristic experience, just take a walk across the Williamsburg Bridge. Whereas the Brooklyn Bridge was made of stone, had the Williamsburg Bridge steel towers to support the bridge’s suspension cables.
The bridge’s chief engineer was Leffert Buck who had earlier worked with the man who designed the Paris Eiffel Tower, so no surprise the two objects may have similar looks. Whereas the Brooklyn Bridge took thirteen 13 years for completion was the Williamsburg Bridge built in six and a half years, half the time of the Brooklyn Bridge, due to better construction methods and the use of steel to build the towers
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If you visit New York, or in particular Brooklyn, you really need to take a stroll through Coney Island. There’s so much to be seen about the history and charm Brooklyn that was highlighted in so many plays, movies, and musicals. Coney Island is home to the Mermaid Parade in June, the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel, and offers over 35 (sort of historic) rides for the visitors to enjoy.
If you like history and amusement parks, Coney Island is really what you want to visit. The heydays are long past, but the economic uprise of Brooklyn has resulted in a fantastic comeback. Coney Island, with its old wooden rides, is really a Must See if you visit New York City.
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Over the past decade, Brooklyn, the most populous of the five New York City boroughs, has become The Place To Be in New York. Brooklyn is where creative, edgy, interesting and amazing things happen. Fact is that even Manhattanites need to admit that these days, Brooklyn really is the NYC place to be or to be seen.
Brooklyn was originally named Breukelen, after a small town in The Netherlands. If Brooklyn would have been an independent city, it would have ranked fourth in America with over 2.6 million residents. It is in fact New York City’s most thriving, electric, energetic, and culturally rich area, and the center of Brooklyn’s cultural and creative crescent is found along the East River.
Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, and Brooklyn Heights, all competing for the label ‘cultural center’ and the actual ‘heart’ of Brooklyn’s hipster scene.
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