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Summer Streets, Week Two

Seven of us did another all day (seven hours!) bike ride yesterday, enjoying the second week of Manhattan's fantastic Summer Streets program. Above are Craig, Farmboy C, Little David, Chris, Dr. Jeff, and Father Tony posing on the pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We started up at East 69th where we found the downtown route on Park Avenue at least three or four times more crowded than last week. Word has definitely gotten out. There were so many people on the Brooklyn Bridge, biking was impossible and we had to walk most of the way across.From the Brooklyn Bridge, our route took us through Fulton Ferry, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, the Brooklyn Navy Yards/Fort Greene, Hassidic Williamsburg, hipster Williamsburg, Greenpointe, over the Pulaski Bridge into Queens (across the New Town Creek, America's most polluted waterway), Hunters Point, Long Island City, then back into Manhattan via the Queensborough Bridge. Gmaps says we went 18 miles door-to-door, but our plotted route doesn't include numerous detours and wrong turns.

Below are some perfectly embiggenable pics from our perfect day. (Which resulted in seven perfect farmer tans.) Next Saturday is the final day for Summer Streets.

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