Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge may sound extremely touristy, even to a tourist. Yes, you’ll probably be shoved around by hordes of Chinese tourists all taking pictures of nothing on their iPads. Yes, angry locals will probably try to run you over on their bikes, on purpose. Yes, it’s still worth it.
The bridge is an architectural marvel in itself, and it offers some fantastic perspective of the surroundings. You don’t have to walk far before Manhattan starts to look surprisingly small!