Monday, February 22, 2010

Manhattan Bridge Access

This isn't the most elegant of maps, but gives you an idea of where the Manhattan Bridge pedestrian access in Brooklyn - by the intersection of Jay & Sands streets (yeah, the start arrow didn't quite get it). In response to a reader request: If you're running down Flatbush Extension toward Manhattan ... take a left on Tillary, and a right on Jay Street.

Or, conversely, take the F-line - when it's running - to York Street and follow the base of the bridge back into Brooklyn.

Or .. just ask. When I first moved to Brooklyn, I had no idea how to find the Brooklyn Bridge. And so a helpful neighbor pointed me in the right direction. I hope I've repaid that favor over the years ...

6 comments:

ChickenUnderwear said...

There would be a permanent fence stopping a runner from jay-walking at the point of your arrow. You have to cross the Jay Street at Sands Street. But a person would see that if they were actually there. It can almost be seen from the view from orbit.

Brett said...

I always forget, is the north side of the MB for bikes and the south for pedestrians or is it vice versa?

Anonymous said...

The South side is for pedestrians, I believe. It's a nice run from Manhattan to Bklyn.

mas zuhri said...

Nice blog

Chou said...

I always just get myself lost in the area, then eventually end up on a bridge. A less then stellar approach . . .

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the information. This is all very helpful :)

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