Rent a bike and ride from Battery Park to the George Washington Bridge. In the middle is Riverside Park and that is a wonderful 20-some block span of city life. Plan to make it a day, there are great stops along the route. You'll see pleasure boats, you'll pass Chelsea Piers, you'll see The Intrepid, and a few other stops for ships and boats in the various slips on the Hudson River. When you hit Riverside Park you'll find places to eat (in the summer) at 70th Street and then again at 79th Street Boat Basin. You can walk or ride up into the Park at 72nd Street. There is a dog run (only a New Yorker and a dog lover can appreciate a cordoned off spot for dogs to play and pee off leash!) The gardens and the small parks and playgrounds are dotted along the route and give you a great flavor or city life for its residents. It's a great flat route for runners (with water spots along the way.)
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