East River Waterfront Esplanade, New York City

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Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Take a break from the city bustle while watching ferries, boats, and people go by at East River Waterfront Esplanade. Sleek, gritty, and urban at the same time, this last part of the Manhattan Greenway--the 51 km (32 mi) bike route around the island--stretches between Battery Park and Montgomery Street. Go for a walk, take your four-legged friend for a run, or take a seat at one of the welcoming wood and metal benches facing the water or the city. Arrange to visit East River Waterfront Esplanade and other attractions in New York City using our New York City tour itinerary planner.
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  • This area is great for walking, running, hanging out, or just relaxing while the world goes slowly by.  more »
  • This is a nice way to view the East River, particularly from the stretch from 116 Street South. Note that the walkway is crumbling into the East River at several points, so there are blockages and...  more »
  • The East River is often overlooked, but it is the home to the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Queensboro Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, The Roosevelt Island Tram, numerous foot bridges and The East.....  more »

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