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Fulton Ferry Landing

The Fulton Ferry Landing pier at the foot of Old Fulton Street is one of Brooklyn’s most historic sites, marking the location of the first ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1642.

What to see at Fulton Ferry Landing

About Fulton Ferry Landing

The refurbished pier was re-opened in 1997, offering visitors spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline.

A favorite of locals and tourists for its picturesque setting, Fulton Ferry Landing features custom-designed marine railings that interweave Walt Whitman’s famous “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” poem with imagery evocative of the Brooklyn Bridge. Bronze relief drawings of local historic scenes are embedded in the pier deck.

Come here to grab a snack from nearby Luke’s Lobster or a fruit-infused lemonade from Lizzmonade and stand in awe of the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge.


  • Can I bring a school group for a field day?

      Yes, however a permit is required. School trips and field days are allowed for a maximum group size of 200, with 1 adult present for every 10 children. Brooklyn Bridge Park has a limited number of school bus layover parking and is not guaranteed. Insurance is required for schools outside of the New York City public school system. Please see the permits page for more information.

  • Can I bring my dog to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

      Leashed dogs are welcome on park pathways, but dogs are not allowed on lawns. There are two dog runs: one located at Main Street and one at Pier 6. Dog runs are routinely washed and pet waste bags are available at each dog run. Dogs must be licensed with visible identification tags and vaccinated for rabies.

      Non-salt ice melt is used on park pathways during icy conditions.

  • Where can I ride my bike in the Park?

      Bicycles are welcome in Brooklyn Bridge Park! Bicycle riding is permissible on the designated bike path only. Riders must dismount their bikes on all other pathways, including the promenades around each pier. Bicycle racks are located throughout the Park, at each Park entrance, and near Park buildings. Please do not lock your bike to any other structure. Bikes left on racks overnight will be removed.

  • What is the Ferry schedule?

  • How do I get to Governors Island?

  • Can I get a permit for or reserve picnic tables or grilling areas?

      No, picnic tables and grilling areas are on a first come, first serve basis. When the grilling area is busy, we ask that grills are only used for one hour at a time.

  • When do I need a permit?

      Generally, permits are required if you wish to bring a group larger than 20 people into Brooklyn Bridge Park; if you want to have a wedding ceremony; if you want to ticket or market for an event; if you want to film of photograph for professional purposes; if you wish to have dedicated access to a sports field or court; if there is any “set up” required for your activity. This list is not exclusive or exhaustive.

      Please review the Permits section for more information on when a permit is needed and how to apply for one. Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. Your application is not approved until you have received a permit from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Applications may take up to 21 days to process after they have been submitted.

  • Do I need a permit to take photos?

      It depends on the photoshoot. Permits are required for commercial photo shoots. See more on the permits page.

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