Fulton Ferry is and remains one of Brooklyn’s oldest treasures. When looking at the grime and grit of modern day Brooklyn and Fulton Ferry, try to imagine yourself back 400 years, back in the 1600’s when ferry service between Manhattan island and Brooklyn was more of a luxury than a daily necessity. Fulton Ferry holds on to its treasures and one of these treasures is an inscription from a legendary Brooklyn resident.
According to Brooklyn Bridge Park NYC (1) “The Fulton Ferry Landing pier at the foot of Old Fulton Street is one of Brooklyn’s most historic sites.” The ferry landing site is “marking the location of the first ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1642.”
While Fulton Ferry is still today known as a spot for bridal parties and tourists to come and observe the splendor of living history, Fulton Ferry Landing also “interweaves Walt Whitman’s famous “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” poem,” into the mix.
If you’re a lover of literature, a lover of history, a lover of Brooklyn or just a lover of all things New York, getting in to check out the Fulton Ferry Landing is a great idea for you!