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Monday, May 01, 2006

Esplanade

Manhattan has done much in recent years to improve quality of life. At one time survival and crime were much more the dominant concerns. One of our great public spaces is the Battery Park City Promenade in lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site. It is pedestrian only, runs 1.2 miles along the Hudson River and is lined with benches, parks, gardens, trees and marinas - a true pedestrian haven. There are views of Ellis Island, New Jersey, Staten Island, the Statue of Liberty and The Verrazano Bridge (just visible in the center of the photo). This promenade connects to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. There is a link on this page for a really nice detailed map. I spent several hours there - so relaxing ...

10 comments:

dutchie said...

O wow, looks like a fantastic place to sit and have a break.

Kathrine said...

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Karine said...

Beautiful shot. It is a relaxing place for sure. I've been there in September (warm/nice weather) and another time in March (cold!!!) and walking on the promenade was then not that relaxing while the cold wind was making us shiver a lot ;) Nice view one can have from Battery Park.

Brian said...

It's especially nice for Manhattan. The boroughs, such as Brooklyn, have had beaches and waterfront space for eons. In Manhattan, the shoreline was relatively unappealing except for certain special places - the Boat Basin, Battery Park. Now we have the NYC Greenway and piers have been developed so virtually the entire shoreline has become usable for recreation and relaxing. A very nice improvement and welcome respite from the intesity of the city.
Brian

santy said...

wow...I can just sit there and read a good book for hours. looks really pretty!

Sam said...

New York New York, what a wonderful town!

And a great shot, btw!

Stefan Jansson said...

Reminds me of a few seaside promenades I have seen in Europe. Would love to go for an early morning run here some day.

Thiên said...

This is a beautiful shot! My husband and I are there in July. Can't wait.

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