Sunday, May 13, 2018

Exploring NYC by Bicycle - Rest and Recovery?

Gas lamps adorned one block of  12th Street, Brooklyn.
After a long and busy day in Manhattan, Saturday was a day of recovery from the bicycle. After the rain showers passed by we set out walking in Brooklyn.

It was interesting to see gas lamps along one block, a throwback to an earlier age, which fit the wrought iron railings and fences.

We strolled through Prospect Park, enjoyed the bird life, and generally stretched our legs. Spring is further along than in Vermont, so we enjoyed blooming dogwoods, rhododendrons, azaleas, and lilacs.

After a wonderful burger in a local eatery, we then explored Greenwood Cemetery. Greenwood is known as the resting spot for famous NYC residents. Instead of researching where those graves resided, we enjoyed the grounds as a park. There were lovely trees, elaborate mausoleums - some built into hillsides - and interesting old gravestones.

In the evening my son and I took the subway to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. He wanted to see the famous train station, and not knowing whether we'd ride that far north again, it was the perfect opportunity to get out again. We also explored the Dining Concourse and had milkshakes at a friendly local ice cream shop.

An Apple Store is on one end of the main atrium, located up a flight of stairs. It was all rather odd, the "store" is open-air overlooking the crowds below.

If the showers aren't too bad on Sunday, we have a cycling route picked out because we're itching to travel on two wheels once more. What a liberating way to get around New York City!


  1. This looks like such a great trip. Your pictures are beautiful!

  2. I love reading your "travelogue" and seeing your photos.

    Have you seen "The Fisher King"? In it, the professor (played by Robin Williams) who has a breakdown after his girlfriend is murdered and becomes homeless and delusional. In one scene, he's in Grand Central Station during rush hour, which he sees as a great big dance.

    1. I haven't seen that robin Williams movie. My husband mentioned it was a good one, but since Robin died I haven't been able to watch any of his movies. His death makes me sad...but I'll get over it someday.


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