Watch or volunteer at the NYC Ironman triathlon on August 11.
This year is the 5th anniversary of Summer Streets. In prior years I was always working on HOHO buses so I only participated for short walks. This year I will be more creative.
August 4th - I intend to walk from Union Square (want to see the zip line) to the Brooklyn Bridge (perhaps with detours). I then want to head to Brooklyn Bridge Park (probably subway over and walk back) to ride Jane's carousel. If any of you wish to join me let me know by email and we can arrange to meet at Grand Central at 8:30am or earlier. Park Ave is less crowded the earlier you start. (If I get real work for this day, this walk might not happen. )
August 11th - This will happen! A bunch of us from an NYC Travel Forum are having brunch on the Upper West Side in the early afternoon. I have offered to lead a walk for those who wish more exercise before brunch. If anyone else wants to join in the walk, let me know and I will provide more details but we will walk North from the Grand Central area to 60th Street and then West to Central Park. We will have an off road walk through interesting spaces to the Upper West Side where those of us heading to lunch will end. Anyone else coming along can drop off anywhere.
August 18th - This will probably be an EARLY morning walk from Grand Central to 14th Street so I can shop at Trader Joe's and the Greenmarket and watch the zip liners. (Possibly canceled if real work intervenes) If anyone wishes to join me let me know.
August 9th - I am going to do another run through of my early morning Times Square tour in honor of a travel forum participant who is attending business classes in Times Square. Show up between Father Duffy and the stairs at 7AM. Let me know if you are coming. I am not sure what I will be doing after the tour.