More important, though, it was a day where a couple of new, and wonderful running routes opened up. Michael Cahill and I basically ran our usual loop of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges, but as we arrived at the East River, we saw that a new section of waterfront bike path had opened up.
Above is a picture of the path looking back toward the Williamsburg Bridge. Below is a picture of the path looking North..
We couldn't resist adding a couple of miles extra, just to check out the views. That's Cahill in the red t-shirt, politely waiting for me to finish taking pictures (not!).
Then once we were back in Brooklyn, I decided to add the necessary miles by running through Cobble Hill, and then down Atlantic Avenue to the new Pier One. This new part of Brooklyn Bridge Park opened a few months ago, and is quite spectacular.
Up until now, it hasn't worked as part of a run, because it didn't connect up with anything, but the folks building the Park just opened up a makeshift bike path that connects with the other newly constructed part of the Park at Pier 6.
I'd have taken a few pictures of Pier 6, but when I got there, I bumped into a friend who was about to get into a kayak to paddle about in the new Kayak cove. I got distracted.
Anyway, as I mentioned in an earlier post, New York is slowly but surely beginning to make better use of its waterfront. Lucky me.