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This is the view of lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade across the East River. It is one of the best locations to get a clear view of the buildings, the Brooklyn Bridge, and even the Statue of Liberty in the near distance.

Brooklyn Heights, one of the many individual neighborhoods in the borough, was the first commuter suburb to NYC, back when Brooklyn was still an independent city, prior to 1898. In the early 19th century ferry service began to Wall Street from the area.

The Promenade itself opened in October 1950, and sits on top of a major highway, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, or BQE as New Yorkers call it. :-)

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1812 W: 290 N: 3691] (13546)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-18
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-08-19 17:04
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