Photo by myself, in Riverside Park, around 72nd and Riverside Drive.
This metal structure supports part of a street on the Upper West Side. Below, are basketball courts and a long, paved jogging path that continues virtually the length of Manhattan.
The path has some bumpy and iffy parts to it, cutting through parking lots and streetlights. You can theoretically run from the Upper West Side, past the piers, through Chelsea, all the way down to Battery Park City.
There was a time, a few years ago, that I thought I could rollerblade for exercise. Only I never did it before.
Anyway, long story short, after many wobbly, frightening attempts, I made it down to Battery Park City from Riverside Park in the 70's.
It was fun, but after a rather embarrassing fall in front of a long line of tourists at the battleship Intrepid on Memorial Day weekend (flailing hands, falling forward and bruising a knee), I took a blading break.
Now everyone can walk on the streets a little safer. Hurrah!
Related posts: It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Sundays in the Park and The Hills Are Alive in Prospect Park.