I’ve struggled for two days writing this post. I started with a thought and it quickly changed to something else and I am left with a draft full of hodgepodge ideas of what I want to write about New York. It’s hard because there are so many things I want to write about this great place that we call home, but none of it fits together. I have to learn to be patient, just like you can’t explore all the different nuances of this city in a day, I can not possibly do it justice in a single post. So I’ve finally settled on sharing one of my favorite things about New York city with you, something that might not get mentioned in travel books.
New York has many parks, but my favorite is Hudson river park. There are walkways and bike paths that curve along the river, segregated from the crazy New York traffic. I am too scared to ride a bike on the busy New York street, but this I can handle. Bonus, as I peddle along with the wind in my hair, I get the beautiful river park view on one side and the New York skyline on the other (this is why I love New York). The park stretches all the way down past South street seaport, so when the weather is nice, I grab a Citibike at the 59th street docking station and ride all the way downtown. It’s a nice alternative to being inside a hot smelly subway.
This will probably end up being an ongoing series because there are so many things I want to share with you about my home city. As much as I love to travel, I also love the feeling of coming home and catching a glimpse of New York city glittering in the distance as the plane descends. I hope everyone had a fun relaxing Memorial day weekend.