Thursday, April 25, 2013
Working on the Bucket List - Walking Over the Brooklyn Bridge
I walked over the Brooklyn Bridge. And then I walked back. Bucket list item completed.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US. It is said that approximately 27 people died while constructing the bridge and it cost approximately 15.5 million dollars to build. And it is a true marvel to see. Traffic flows on the lower level of the bridge while walkers, joggers and bikers occupy the top level.
There are beautiful views of the Freedom Tower which is part of the 911 Memorial.
The gorgeous Manhattan Bridge is located just to the right.
On the left, heading into Manhattan is the majestic Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island.
Ferries were passing by and we even saw the Athena, one of the high speed Block Island ferries (from RI), shuttling passengers up and down the East River.
Eating in an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn was likewise crossed off my bucket list. 7 Old Fulton Restaurant was located near the Brooklyn Bridge Park. We were so impressed with our appetizer before our hike over and back on the Bridge that we returned the next day for dinner.
The tender veal parmesan with fresh mozzarella and home-made tiramisu were outstanding and the cosmo with a champagne floater wasn't bad either. The service was wonderful and this is definitely a spot to visit again on the next Brooklyn trip.