Neighborhood: Battery Park and Dumbo, Brooklyn
Living in the city, it can become easy to hate the Brooklyn Bridge, especially if you commute over it by bike. The camera-wearing hordes make the ride a treacherous hell. But set those feelings aside, and commit yourself to a leisurely stroll across the mighty structure, designed by John Augustus Roebling in the 19th century. It offers beautiful views of the sun setting among the boroughs, and if you walk it from Manhattan to Brooklyn, you can get a slice at Grimaldi's, in Dumbo, when you're done. You'll just have to wait some more.