The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

NYC runners

For a runner, New York is a lot more congenial than it used to me. This morning I ran down to the Manhattan Bridge and across to Brooklyn; yesterday I did the same thing on the Williamsburg Bridge. Both have clean, safe, well-maintained and well-used pedestrian/bike trails across them. Of course the Brooklyn Bridge has always had that, too. East River Park, bordering what used to be the combat zone of Avenue D/FDR Drive projects, is now beautiful and clean. A running/cycling trail goes a long way up the West Side. And of course, Central Park and Prospect Park are still great. It's a different city from what it was 10 years ago.


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