I like to walk in the morning. If you happen to be in Brooklyn on a hot summer morning, what better way to satisfy your walking jones than to take a hike across the Brooklyn Bridge to lower Manhattan and back again?
This morning the Red Sox Fan and I ventured forth before it got too hot. It’s a trek that measures more than 3.5 miles, round trip, and takes you right down the middle of the bridge, over the traffic and under the massive stone supports and suspension cables. It’s a wooden walkway with two way bike and pedestrian traffic that’s a tight squeeze in spots, but well worth it. We hoofed it over the bridge, stopped for a cup of coffee in City Hall Park on the Manhattan side, and then turned around and walked back to the Brooklyn side.
It was a pleasant stroll on a sunny morning over a national landmark. Reality intruded, however, when we passed some construction workers involved in the bridge’s renovation and overheard them casually talking about how the “jumper” last week had somehow survived his plunge. That’s New York City for you, I guess.