Another day of playing tourist in New York City involved visiting Brooklyn. Why Brooklyn? Well, my name came from the character “Francie” in the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith according to my mother. Belief in a Tree of Heaven helped the Nolans through a variety of unfortunate circumstances.
It was interesting to think about the “Brooklyn” portrayed in the book and the Brooklyn of today. As a tourist I saw: nice homes, great food in a restaurant named “AlMar”, a long walk across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan and another totally different view of the New York City skyline!
What do you know about the Brooklyn Bridge?
The DOT has information about it here. Keep in mind that it is 1.8 kilometers or 1.1 miles long and has a specific path for walkers and bicyclists as evidenced in this picture.
With construction, folks stopping to take pictures and/or rest, the lanes were never that wide today. This is also the beginning portion of the bridge. My new learning for the day included the fact that this suspension bridge has some concrete flooring and some wooden flooring. (Wooden suspension bridges remind me of the Royal Gorge – very bouncy and wide holes between each board.) Heights are not my favorite thing so today was another exercise in perseverance and the fact that there is always something good in every event – today’s blessing was in the gorgeous weather, the company and the fabulous view of Manhattan.
Enjoying NYC – #TCRWP Writing Institute tomorrow!