7 (literary) reasons to love Manhattan (Brooklyn Heights)

After walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, veer right and climb slightly to Brooklyn Heights. On Henry Street, find a terrific address:

Love Lane

Make your way to the former home of Thomas Wolfe, 40 Verandah Place:

Thomas Wolf

Continue on to 31 Grace Court to see where Arthur Miller lived while he penned Death of a Salesman:

Arthur Millers House 31 Grace Court

Around the corner, observe the former boarding house (20 Remsen Street) where Norman Mailer finished The Naked and the the Dead:

Arthur Millers House Remsen

Though living in a boarding house, Miller must have been inspired when he stepped outside and saw the waterfront:

Brooklyn Heights Promenade seen from Mailers house

It’s strangely satisfying to search out the residences of literary greats, take a picture and think about the authors living and writing there.

Return to Manhattan on the ferry:

Ferry Nia on ferry

10 (bridges and buildings) reasons to love Manhattan.

City center, note archway for cars to pass through.

Manhattan Downtown

On the steps of City Hall:

Nia on the steps of city hall

World Trade Center from Brooklyn Bridge.

World Trade Center from Brooklyn Bridge Nia

Empire State Building (tallest building by my right shoulder) from Brooklyn Bridge.

Nia with Empire State Building

Statue of Liberty (tiny line by my right elbow) from Brooklyn Heights.

Promenade Statue of Liberty Nia

Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry (which is free):

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Verrazano Bridge, glimpsing the ocean beyond the harbor.

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The old ferry building,

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now in disuse.

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