Practical Grandeur: The Making of the Brooklyn Bridge

Janes Walk

Led By Henna Wang AND Michael Reynolds, Co-founder of Gesso

Now an iconic feature of the New York City skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge was once thought of as impossible – a fool’s errand! Our GPS-triggered audio guides listeners from Manhattan into Brooklyn, exploring the bridge’s 14-year construction history and its ability to inspire generations. You will need to download the Gesso app to experience this audio walk. Share your adventures with #JanesWalkNYC and tag!


This audio walk is approximately 1.9 miles and 3800 steps. We also offer text-based transcripts that accompany each audio story. Our paths go through open public spaces, so the routes are wheelchair accessible. You'll mostly be navigating sidewalks and other pedestrian paths. Fulton St Station and Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall Subway Station are near the start point of the audio walk.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


On Demand
Less than one hour

Borough: Multi-borough
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Language: English