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“Great place to take a walk in NYC!”

John V. Lindsay East River Park
Ranked #346 of 1,151 things to do in New York City
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This is a great place to get your exercise in or just for a leisurely stroll. There is a nice promenade to walk along the river as well as a track for running, baseball and soccer fields, lots of benches and tables as well. It was fun to see the boats coming and going and to look at the Williamsburg bridge from a different view than we usually see. There are locker rooms in the track house with public bathrooms which was convenient. The other bathrooms were temporarily closed.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

The promenade is a great open space for some exercise and views over the East River. The views are pretty lame compared to the Hudson, mostly over abandoned warehouses and apartment buildings being constructed, but the facilities and layout make it great for a walk or jog. The open track here also helps. It's a bit difficult to find the entrances as you have to get across the FDR.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

East River Park is not very well-known by tourists, but it should be. The elongated park is located along the East River - which is actually a sound, not a river - between 12th Street & Jackson Street, & abuts the East Village, the Lower East Side & Chinatown. On the western side are the usual ugly red-brick high-rise apartment buildings that are common in parts of New York, but the views to the east are hard to beat, toward Queens, Brooklyn & the Williamsburg Bridge. The gardening in the park is pretty, too, & squirrels frolic between the trees.
There are plans to extend the East River Greenway from the lower tip of Manhattan all the way to Harlem. At the time of writing, you can walk from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal (where the Staten Island ferry departs), as far as 37th Street in Midtown, all the time with scenic views. Stuyvesant Cove, at around 20th Street, is lovely.
You cannot walk along the water passing the United Nations complex. At 49th Street is the very pleasant Peter Detmold Park along the waterside, but it ends at 51st Street, where there is a pedestrian bridge leading up to the bluff, among expensive apartment buildings. At the eastern dead end of 53rd & 54th Streets is Sutton Place Park, but at the latter street you have to continue northwards on the street called Sutton Place. At the ends of 55th, 56th, 57th & 58th Streets are small parklets overlooking the water; don't miss the statue of a wild boar (1972; copy of an Italian one from 1634) at 57th Street.
You pass under the great Queensborough Bridge at 59th & 60th Streets, & at 63rd Street the riverwalk starts again. Despite the incessant noise from FDR Drive, this too is a beautiful walk along the water's edge, with lovely views of Roosevelt Island, & the Queensborough & Triborough Bridges. At 78th Street, a pedestrian bridge leads up to John Jay Park, named after an important early American statesman; here are restroom facilities, as well as a good view.
Continuing at the water's edge, at 81st Street you have to go up on a pedestrian bridge to the bluff, & continue your walk there. At 84th Street you enter the beautiful Carl Schurz Park, & pass through it, viewing the lighthouse at the top of Roosevelt Island, & parts of Queens. You can still continue north, again along the water's edge, for quite a long way, passing East Harlem (a mostly Puerto Rican neighborhood), then Harlem proper. North of about 105th Street, you can see, in all its glory, the huge bulk of the psychiatric hospital on Wards Island.
You proceed on the Bobby Wagner Walk, & at 111th Street is a pedestrian bridge up to Thomas Jefferson Park. For a park named after maybe the country's greatest president, the park is nothing special (mostly sports facilities), but there are 2 interesting & photogenic modern sculptures. The walk ends at 120th Street, where you walk up a pedestrian bridge into Harlem, which is also worth a walk, or several! Don't think that Harlem is very dangerous - it's not! Be sure to have a bite in a local eatery.

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