Brooklyn Bridge Walk summer 2013 edition
posted June 9, 2013 8:28 AM   RSS

I have never walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and would really like to sometime this summer. Anybody interested?
Not being a Brooklynite, I have no clue on the logistics -- would we start on the Brooklyn side and end in Chinatown somewhere? Or start on the Manhattan side and then go somewhere in DUMBO to rest & refresh? Is it better to do Saturday vs Sunday, and is there a particular start time we need to aim for?
posted by oh yeah! to Proposed (13 comments total)

Start in Chinatown, have afternoon Dim Sum, walk the bridge (around sunset) to evening meetup at a bar in DUMBO?
posted by Eideteker at 2:22 AM on June 10, 2013

I love dim sum, but I don't know that I'd be able to shake off the food coma & walk 1+ miles afterwards (not to mention the fear of being halfway across the bridge when the tea kicks in). I do like the idea of aiming for sunset though.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:51 AM on June 10, 2013

The reverse is also possible, ending with Dim Sum. Or we just skip the dim sum and walk to DUMBO, then drink. It is my understanding people won't do a meetup without either food or alcohol. ^_^
posted by Eideteker at 6:55 AM on June 10, 2013

Yeah, seems like food & drink after-party in DUMBO is the way to go. Google says that sunset is around 8:30 most days now though, so we're probably better off doing the walk in mid-morning so we can have a casual late lunch somewhere rather than competing for space during prime bar-hopping time. I will poll for suggestions at tomorrow's 4th Avenue Pub meetup.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:58 AM on June 11, 2013

Smorgasburg is at the Brooklyn Bridge Park every Sunday from 11am to 6pm, as well as other vendors. Is there anywhere by the Brooklyn Bridge City Hall 4-5-6 subway stop that would be a good spot to gather at pre-walk?

I'd be happy with Sunday June 23rd or 30th (preferably the 23rd so we have a rain date to switch to).
posted by oh yeah! at 6:17 PM on June 13, 2013

There is a open plaza type space right across from the pedestrian entrance to the bridge where there are frequently buskers. There is also a subway entrance in it which would make a decent place to meet.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 6:24 AM on June 15, 2013

In an unexpected development - I seem to have been bitten by a deer tick (not sure when or where, just noticed the bulls-eye bite mark on Saturday afternoon & went to the doctor this morning), so to prevent Lyme disease I just started a 3-week dose of antibiotics that is going to make me extra-vulnerable to sunburn and will likely wreak havoc on my stomach. Not sure if I should go ahead and call it for this weekend anyway and hope for the best (stomach-wise), or put it off longer. Was the 23rd good for anyone? July is looking to be full of family & work obligations for me, so, I feel like it's now or August.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:37 PM on June 17, 2013

I'm really sorry to hear that oh yeah! I hope the antibiotics don't affect your stomach too badly. I think you should go ahead and call this whenever you're going to be most comfortable.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 10:59 AM on June 18, 2013

All I can say is STAY OUT OF THE GODDAMN BIKE LANE and then wind up in DUMBO and try out that new wine bar on Jay St.

that is all
posted by zoomorphic at 11:13 AM on June 19, 2013

Sorry folks, I'm chickening out from this weekend. I'm afraid I'll jinx myself into a bad reaction if I set a date for this now, so, it's going to have to be later in the summer for me.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:56 PM on June 19, 2013

Wow, I came in here to check the status of this and just saw this. Feel better! Let us know if there's anything we can do!
posted by unannihilated at 5:40 AM on June 21, 2013

Hi folks, sorry for flaking out. All of my July Saturday's are filling up with work or family obligations. I can maybe do Sunday July 21st or 28th, but it depends on the timing of some of the family stuff which I won't know about until mid-July. (More than halfway through my course of antibiotics and no dread side-effects yet though, so, yay for that.)
posted by oh yeah! at 4:17 PM on June 28, 2013

I'm happier with a Sunday walk as I work Saturdays.

Yay for no side-effects!
posted by sciencegeek at 4:24 PM on June 29, 2013

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