New York’s Scenic and Historic Cycling Paths

Ocean Parkway pic
Ocean Parkway
Image: nycbikemaps.com

Based in New York, David Pomerantz is a licensed real estate sales professional with past experience guiding some of the city’s most iconic hotel establishments. An avid cyclist, David Pomerantz enjoys taking bike rides throughout New York in his free time. With a ride share program in place, the city offers numerous scenic and historic routes across its five boroughs.

Among these is the iconic Ocean Parkway, which connects Carroll Gardens with Coney Island and is the site of the country’s first bicycle path. Constructed in 1894, the tree-lined path runs adjacent to a pedestrian path and takes in well-preserved brownstones in the Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens neighborhood.

Another popular biking route is the 11-mile Hudson River Greenway, which starts at Battery Park City and ends at George Washington Bridge. Congested on the weekends, the path offers superb river views along its entire course, and intrepid cyclists can continue as far as Inwood. Other well-traversed bike paths include the Bronx River Path and the Rockaways Ride, which takes in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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