Even if you are in the city, don’t let that be an excuse to not get on the bike. I was just in New York City visiting my friend, Andy, and was so impressed with the growing cycling infrastructure in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. I jumped on a Citibike whenever I could to explore my surroundings. Nothing like showing up at the Neue Gallery with a fresh dewy glow from an hour-long ride!
Andy and I rode all over Brooklyn one day and Manhattan the next — the full tour, of the city and the food! One trip over the bridge and I was off for the rest of the week! Neue Galerie for a glimpse of The Woman in Gold. Rode to 34th street in Manhattan to drop my bike and walk the Highline down to the West Village. Took a local’s recommendation and dined at Indochine–will never forget the appetizer I ordered at the bar that evening. (Yes, my most salient memories are of people, and food.) Wall art, chess in the park, café and restaurant overload. Cheese shops. Wine shops, art galleries. I did almost all of it via my Citibike! Rode back over the Williamsburg Bridge late one night; Manhattan and Brooklyn were both still pumping with life. As much as I love to see the stars in a quiet mountain’s sky, I love the non-stop vibrations of the city. It was magical.
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