We walk a lot — not that uncommon here in NYC, but with a baby, I think you walk even more. We have our usual routes… to Madison Park and around Gramercy Park which are always nice. Recently though weâ€™ve been enjoying Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village which is close by and very quiet once you get inside the community. On a recent loop around Peter Cooper Village (the northern area) I noticed what looked like a path over by the East River…and sure enough there is one!
Hannah and I crossed the FDR at 20th Street and found ourselves in a small oasis away from the rest of the city. Itâ€™s far from a true escape (and youâ€™ll be able to tell that especially from the pictures I snapped), but itâ€™s a great safe place to walk. The path is well maintained, planted and uncrowded. We saw a few runners, skateboarders, bikers and fishermen and even another baby in a stroller with her parents.
While far from Battery Park, itâ€™s really easy to get to (no cab or subway required) and you do get the sea breeze, even if it is the East River based… Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll be back to watch more sea planes and boats pass by. If you are in the ‘hood, be sure to check it out.