Frequently Asked Questions

How old is the Brooklyn Bridge?

The Brooklyn Bridge first opened to the public in 1883, making it over 135 years old.

How long did it take to build the Brooklyn Bridge?

It took 13 years to build the Brooklyn Bridge, which at the time was the only land passage between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Where is the best Brooklyn Heights Restaurants?

Brooklyn Heights is home to many of the best restaurants in NYC. The Osprey, located in the hotel, is a great choice for park views and market-driven eats.


Where is the best Brooklyn ice cream?

Some of the best Brooklyn ice cream can be found steps away from the hotel at the Ample Hills Creamery.

How close is the Brooklyn Heights Promenade?

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a scenic 10-minute walk from the hotel.

What are some free things to do in Brooklyn?

There are many free things to do in Brooklyn, including making a visit to the Botanical Garden from 10am – 12pm on Saturdays or all day on Tuesdays, taking a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, or taking advantage of the free Mind and Movement programming we offer weekly at the hotel.

How long does it take to walk the Brooklyn Bridge?

It takes anywhere from 30 – 45 minutes to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Be sure to wave at the guests on Harriet's Rooftop as you pass!

Where is the closest Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental?

The closest option for Brooklyn Bridge bike rentals is the conveniently located Citi Bike station at Old Fulton St.

What are the best things to do in Downtown Brooklyn?

There are many things to do in Downtown Brooklyn. Some of our favorite options include a visit to the Brooklyn Museum or a stroll through the Metrotech Commons to view the various exhibitions.

How far will the Audi e-tron house car take me?

We’re happy to offer our Audi e-tron house car service for rides within a three-mile radius of the hotel. The house car is available on a first-come basis during select hours. To explore destinations beyond this radius, we invite you to reserve the all-electric Audi e-tron for a test-drive for up to two hours once during your stay. To learn more, click here.

Can I visit the Rooftop Pool when I’m no longer a guest?

Our pool is exclusively for registered hotel guests.

Do you allow photography on the 1 Rooftop?

We do not allow professional photography on the 1 Rooftop without prior written approval. Live in the moment and take in the view instead!