|along the Hudson River Park, looking south. Sometimes, but especially in the summertime, it feels like the old core of the city fades to the background, while the edges near the shoreline present new chances for exploration.|
This newly renovated section sports some nice features —
a well-landscaped nature boardwalk,
|different types of grasses are planted in the nature boardwalk. So many parks and waterfront areas are being developed, not just sections of the Hudson River Park, but the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, the East River, Governors Island, and more. |
|artwork and landscaping help lend interest to the park. The new New York is characterized in part by development of green spaces and waterfront throughout the boroughs.|
|Everyone has to sit down at some point. City planning has embraced the concept that one key to a successful urban space is movable chairs.|
a "pile field" popular with at least one bird,
|Holland Tunnel Ventilation Building|
and a couple of sets of sleek devices for viewing boats and the Statue of Liberty in the distance.
This new section of the Hudson River Park is squeaky clean and tidy, and with the fresh and clear morning air, I thought for a few moments that I was in another place.
|The boulders are even placed in a tidy and artful way.|
|New Jersey is so blue.|
Directions: Wander over to Hudson River Park via W. Houston Street and walk south until you have to stop. Bring water.
Images from June 4, 2010 by Walking Off the Big Apple. Clicking on the images will make them big and green and blue.