The NYC Traveler in NYC:
5 More Places NYC Locals Visit (Part 2)
1. Central Park, above East 79th Street and West 81st Street. Enter at West 86th Street and Central Park West or East 86th Street and Fifth Avenue and enjoy less crowds. Highlights include the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, The Pool, The Loch, The North Meadow, The Ravine, The Woods, Harlem Meer and Great Hill.
2. Walk through Harlem, without a tourist guide. Suggestion: Start at West 125th Street and 7th Avenue (also known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd), and make your way downtown, ending at Central Park at 110th Street. Don't just stay on one boulevard.
3. Go from Queens to Manhattan (or vice versa) via the scenic route, walking or by bicycle. Start at Vernon Avenue and 36th Avenue, in Queens. Explore Roosevelt Island (Lighthouse Park at the north end). Take either the Roosevelt Island Tram or F train to continue your journey into Manhattan. Walk, ride or jog over the Ed Koch (Queensboro/59th Street) Bridge at Queens Plaza and Jackson Ave.
4. Do the same thing with Brooklyn. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan and explore the Dumbo area (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), a cool place to be.
5. Hit up da Bronx: the only NYC Borough on the mainland of the USA, the Bronx is more than the Yankees, the Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden. Van Cortlandt Park and Pelham Bay Park are awesome and will challenge you, whether you are walking or riding a bike. Check out City Island for seafood (and more) or the famous Arthur Avenue (between East 184th and East 188th in the Belmont section).
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