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Manhattan: East River from Downtown to the Upper East Side (Bridges Run)

Here is another in a series of after work runs for downtown to uptown commuters (or vice versa). This route is great because it is scenic, runner-friendly, and has a minimum of major intersections to break your momentum. 464 more words


Walkabout - nyc/v1

Essential things when you live in a city: a pair of great walking shoes, a Kleen Kanteen water bottle and Spotify.

Don’t be controlled by routine. 34 more words


On this day: the Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909

Construction of the upper level in 1907

The Queensboro Bridge, linking Manhattan to Long Island City, opened to the public on the 30th of March, 1909. 43 more words


Today in NYC History: The 59th Street Bridge Renamed for Edward I. Koch

If you’ve ever seen Koch, the movie, you’ll recall the scenes were Ed Koch delightfully waves at drivers crossing “my new bridge!” The scene was filmed shortly after the 59th Street/Queensboro Bridge was renamed the Edward I. 584 more words

Today In NYC History

Proposal calls for tolls on NYC's free bridges to fill MTA budget hole

NEW YORK (PIX11)– Right now, it costs nothing to cross East River bridges below 60th Street into Manhattan. Under a proposal formally introduced Tuesday morning, that would change, but the designers of the proposal say they have support for their plan because its benefits to commuters far outweigh the cost of added tolls. 799 more words