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Bike To: Inwood Park & The Cloisters for the best empanadas and wraps in town

Sunday, October 18, 2009
By steven
Bike To: Inwood Park & The Cloisters for the best empanadas and wraps in town

The northernmost tip of Manhattan is hardly level ground to walk on. At the top of Fort Tryon Park is The Cloisters, a gothic abbey made from 5 dissembled European buildings. Up in the hills of the adjacent Inwood Hill Park, hike through Manhattan’s only remaining native forest with dropping views of the Hudson,... »

Bike To: Governors Island for colonial mystery and weekend festivals

Monday, August 17, 2009
By steven
Bike To: Governors Island for colonial mystery and weekend festivals

If you’re looking for a quick bike getaway from New York and a breath of air, Governors Island is your five minute ferry ride into a time warp. Ivy league-looking row houses meet colonial battleground at this former military base. They’ve got weekend concerts, art installations, and free 1 hr bike rental Fridays! Bikes... »

Bike To: Prospect Park for Franklin Beer Garden & Jamaican Patties

Friday, August 14, 2009
By steven
Bike To: Prospect Park for Franklin Beer Garden & Jamaican Patties

Spend a summer day at Prospect Park followed by more relaxing at the Franklin Park beer garden, topped off with yummzy affordable Caribbean (Jamaican) food a few blocks northeast of the park. Both are at the intersection of St Johns Pl & Franklin Ave. »

Bike To: Flushing, Queens for Dim Sum

Sunday, August 9, 2009
By steven
Bike To: Flushing, Queens for Dim Sum

Did you know you can bike to Flushing’s Chinatown in the same amount of time it takes to bike into Manhattan’s Chinatown? It’s seriously a lot closer than you imagine, and a worthwhile change in scenery. I had a dim sum date this morning with Y. & R. from Ramen & Friends in Flushing... »

The great adventure: really damn lost in Brooklyn

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
By steven
The great adventure: really damn lost in Brooklyn

I decided to journey out this afternoon to enjoy the weather before the rain came. Destination? Bedford waterfront to read. Too bad I couldn’t find the waterfront and ended up going south, eventually wandering my way to Prospect Park. Overjoyed at the pretty nature, and aghast at the angry people thrashing about in it..... »