Our previous Maggie's group hike began at South Ferry and meandered around the far downtown with all the historic sights like the WTC, South St. Seaport, and Grace Church, and wended our way up through Little Italy (with stop for lunch), Union Square, East Village, McSorleys, etc, then up 5th with detours to Madison Square, Gramercy Park, then past the Empire State, the Library, and concluded at Grand Central Terminal where we all had a drink at the Campbell Apartment (no jeans or t-shirts allowed).
I'd say everybody had a good time and sore legs.
This time - Saturday, April 23, we'll begin in the Lower East Side and wend our way thru that area seeing a few sights before heading uptown staying mostly east of 5th (due to tourists and general street crowds) then cutting west for the good food trucks around Grand Army Plaza for snacks. Then the hike through the entire length of Central Park which few of us have done, then over to St. John the Divine to conclude on the campus of Columbia University at 114th and B'way.
I there is time, we should stroll over to Riverside Church and Grant's tomb.
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From Columbia, the Broadway train is easy access back to wherever. But to get to our starting
point, I will probably use Uber. That's what I do when I do not
understand the trains. We love our Uber app.
A 5-6 hour hike, I would guess, depending. Rain or shine. Good shoes +
cheap cameras. Silly hats and Bernie regalia encouraged so we can be a
Safe Space. We can do pit stops for beer, coffee, water, etc. as needed.
I do happen to know some nice pubs around Columbia.
Our next hike - maybe this fall or next Spring God willing - we'll
do the West Side. At this rate, we will never get to Brooklyn or Staten
Island because I also want to hike upper Broadway etc. up to the
Cloisters. As we said, can not do the High Line on weekends as a group -
too crowded. It is fun, tho, and good restaurants and pubs on
Meeting details, with provisional route etc., to follow when final.
Even if it rains, should be good fun. The good Lord in His wisdom made our skin waterproof.
After much collaborative discussion and email, Bird Dog has mentioned our urban hike will take place April 23rd, rain or shine. We have a limited number of open weekends, so we have to take advantage of the ones which are available. I've walke
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