Continuing on from the Brooklyn Bridge, I paradoxically took the A back into Manhattan in order to catch the L to get to northern Brooklyn. I set up shop at 7th and Bedford, a little way from the intersection so I could get a better view of the crosswise traffic. Lots of people of various kinds, lots of bikes, lots of kids, some skateboards, some scooters, some cars (even a Tesla at one point), and plenty of buses.
Tromping through lower Manhattan finally brought me to the Brooklyn Bridge. It was an interesting experience. If I was a cyclist in NYC I’d probably avoid the Brooklyn Bridge completely. The thousands and thousands of tourists pouring through rarely notice the bike lane signs, and a good proportion of those don’t understand the English phrases, “Bike lane!” “Stay right!” “To your left!” or “Move you dumbfuck!” Bike bells only confuse them more.
At any rate, I avoided the hazards and set up the tripod pretty much in the center of the bridge facing Manhattan. Notice the continuous stream of people taking pictures in front of me, including a gentleman with a long boom monopod who wanted a picture above the car traffic below!