WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE TO PROSPECT PARK: 3 MILES
For Brooklynites who are hosting ambitious visitors, or guests and tourists from out of town — or even intrepid Manhattanites!~— here are walking directions from the Brooklyn Bridge to Prospect Park.
- Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan; You've arrived!
- Don't exit the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian pathway at the little stairwell down on the left. Instead, continue walking on the cement pedestrian-cyclist's path.
- Get off the last exit of the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway. You will know you've arrived when you see a well-marked intersection with a lot of automobile traffic and signs.
- Turn left on Tillary Street and walk a few blocks.
- On your left notice the Manhattan Bridge. Do not cross the Manhattan Bridge unless you've decided you hate Brooklyn and must return immediately to Manhattan! (If this is the case, be prepared for the fact that the Manhattan Bridge leads to Chinatown in Manhattan.)
- Turn right on Flatbush Avenue. Be prepared for the fact that this is not the most beautiful stretch of Brooklyn, so just keep on going.
- Walk up Flatbush Avenue, which goes by several names, "Flatbush Avenue Extension," and "Flatbush Avenue," for reasons only known to City Hall bureaucrats and surveyors; it is, to the layperson's eye, just one seamless street. It's slightly uphill but not at all steep.
- Walk about 2 miles, or about a half-hour, on Flatbush Avenue.
- Pass, on the left, 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue, both in Park Slope. Go a bit further along on Flatbush Avenue to Plaza Street. Turn right onto Plaza Street, walk a few blocks to Union Street, and look left at Grand Army Plaza, identifiable because it is comprised of a large traffic circle, a big monument that looks like the Arc de Triomphe Paris in Paris — and Prospect Park.