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Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

Financial District
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Address: 2 World Financial Ctr, New York City, NY 10281-1008
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32 Miles and counting!

Yep, this is the length of the Waterfront Greenway, portions of which are managed by the City's Park & Recreation Dpt. It's for bikers and walkers who co-exist, not always... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Oliver S
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Yep, this is the length of the Waterfront Greenway, portions of which are managed by the City's Park & Recreation Dpt. It's for bikers and walkers who co-exist, not always peacefully. Type the name in your browser and you'll get a Map of the entire road together with indications of the High & Medium Traffic as well as the areas... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are walking and do not want to fight the crowds and stop every few minutes to cross a street, then go to the Waterfront Greenway. Although it is called "Greenway" do not expect a lot of shade. In mid day, there are a few areas of shade, but for the most part, you are walking in the direct... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great remodel after the floods. The view of the Hudson is worth the Trip. Close by to food and entertainment so go enjoy the site

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a dedicated bike path but you will find that some people walk and run here. There is also a parallel foot path along the way that will join the bike path at times. Started at Pier 1 Café around W 70th St. and rode down past Chelsea pier and into the Tribeca/ Financial area where a sign was... More 

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

With friends, we are walking the periphery of Manhattan. Not all in one day, as some would try. But, five to seven miles at a time. What a delight. You see the city from a completely different and rewarding view. Much better walking than riding, because when you are riding, you really don't have a lot of time to sightsee.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I've been to Manhattan several time and yesterday my husband and I rode bikes on the Greenway. I saw things I never had seen before and experienced the city in such a unique way. I love NYC but this made me fall in love with the city in an entirely different way. The dedicated bike track is fantastic as you... More 

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Dronten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

If you think about riding a bike in New York than not only consider a tour in Central Park. This tour around Manhattan is just fantastic and has so much to offer. Cycling in New York City on bike paths separated from the car traffic was unbelievable for a long time. In the Netherlands we are used to this but... More 

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Paris, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Bet you never even thought it was possible! But it's our favorite. We take our bikes on the ferry from New Jersey. The pathway itself runs from Battery Park. All the way up the Hudson River to the GW Bridge, there is no traffic and it's usually cooler by the river with amazing views of both sides, places to stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

I grew up in NY and left thirty years ago--I was amazed to come back to bike paths that rivaled Amsterdam. Rode around Manhattan Island as far north as 112 St and south through Battery Park. IT was fabulous. Rode to Brooklyn and on to Randal Island. If you like to bike don't hesitate to bike NYC--get a map from... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

They have obviously put a lot of new money into this path, and it is not used much by the locals during the work week. Artwork, lawns, bike/walking path that starts in Battery Park and goes clear up the west side of Manhattan. The Hudson on your left, lawns and new trees on your right. You can stop off a... More 

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