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Bike tours NYC

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

One of the coolest way to do some sightseeing of New York and have fun is to ride a bike. Yes, not only Amsterdam or Berlin offers that option. Our city provides many opportunities to do this as well.
Before you go, you can study some maps:
http://www.nycbikemaps.com/

If you want to rent a bike and discover Harlem, check:

MODSquad Cycles

Summer Hours

bicycle

Monday-Friday: 10 – 7

Saturday: 10 – 6

Sunday: 12 – 5

Address:
2119 Frederick Douglass Blvd
btw 114th-115th Streets

for further travels check Bike and Roll

Pier 84, Hudson River Park
557 12th Avenue @ 43rd Street
5 blocks west of Time Square
Across from Circle Line Tours

High Line – New idea of a park

Friday, July 10th, 2009

If you happen to be in New York this Summer, which I assume you do, being a guest of L-hostels, one of the hottest city places to be is newly opened High Line Park.
First of all, it is a very unusual park, no comparison to Central Park or Prospect Park.The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets. When all sections are complete, the High Line will be a mile-and-a-half-long elevated park, running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen. It features an integrated landscape, designed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, combining meandering concrete pathways with naturalistic plantings. It looks really fun to see people walking on the old railroad tracks above the car traffic and all that greenery in between industrial elements.
Check the cool video produced by biggest trendsetter on magazine market Wallpaper a month before the park was opened.

One of the greatest advocates of High Line is David Bowie, who is living in New York now.
The High Line is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.
Access
* Gansevoort Street
* 14th Street (Elevator access will be available later this summer.)
* 16th Street (elevator access)
* 18th Street
* 20th Street

Subway
L / A / C / E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
C / E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue
1 / 2 / 3 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 18th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue

Enjoy it!!! Take advantage of a sunny weather!!!!