Brooklyn Bridge and More Sights
Posted by eemilla on July 17, 2013
Our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge was the last thing we all did that I really enjoyed doing since we didn’t make it to MoMA, and The Empire State Building was a let down. We had fine weather, and even though it was a Sunday and there were plenty of other people enjoying the views. Originally I had wanted to rent bikes and ride across it from Manhattan to Brooklyn then back, but my husband wanted to ride the train into Brooklyn then walk back to Manhattan. With the costs of the bikes approaching $100 for a few hours (including a seat for LB), I conceded, and it was a lovely walk. There were so many pedestrians that the bike lane was frequently overcome, and it was also the same day as the Five Borough tour which meant there were plenty of cyclists needing the use of the full lane.
We followed up our walk across the bridge with a train ride to Washington Square Park; LB got out of the stroller and ran around and burned off some energy while we debated where to eat.
After striking out on lunch we returned to the apartment for nap time, and I laced on my running shoes to complete my first 5k route since high school. I completed a couch to 5k training program, and I saved my first complete run for Central Park. I really didn’t plan on any particular course; I just ran and followed the signs to the Reservoir, and I ended my course running a loop around it. I felt really good to run a full 5k especially within one park without having to loop and repeat sections or run on concrete or pavement unless I wanted to. I love green spaces!
We wrapped up our awesome day getting a photo of the Flatiron Building for my collection. The area that we walked to from the Flatiron Building to the wretched John Dory Oyster Bar was the dodgiest I’d seen in New York.