The weather in NYC yesterday was F-F-FABULOUS. While running errands I opted to take a detour and rode south of Chambers on the West Side. Since there is still construction along the West Side Highway, next to the World Trade Center site, the bike path makes a detour along the Hudson with some beautiful + well kept spots in Battery Park City along the way...
Note that most of this ride is on a path shared with pedestrians - it's more of a leisure sightseeing tour then cycle speedway. Also, be aware that further north on the West Side Greenway, you are not allowed to bike in some pedestrian paths which runs parallel to the bike lanes but closer to the water. Just read the signs - I do know people who have been ticketed by park police!
|Goldman Sachs global headquarters @ 200 West Street laid down these elegant bike lanes running in front of the main entrance|
|it was so warm - jackets were off at lunch time|
|after turning on left onto Vesey Street, you get a great view of the The Irish Hunger Memorial - a beautiful portion of cantilevered grassy landscape which incorporates stones from all of the different counties of Ireland|
|you can also enter this outdoor memorial through this passageway|
|a duck filled pond to cool off by|
|loved spotting this 'Little Lady' pulling up to the ferry terminal|
|the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center - which likely houses the largest palm trees in NYC|
|the Statue of Liberty off in the distance|
|the weeping trees in front of the Museum of Jewish Heritage|
|wrapping around the tip of Manhattan the bike bath - the underside of the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge|
|north of the South Street Seaport - just before turning off for either the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge|
|this was the route - if you are looking for more, check out NYC Bike Maps|