Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters

My wife and I have been taking some time to go out for long walks while I’m not so swamped with classwork. Central Park is nice, but we live a lot closer to Fort Tryon Park, which is also an awesome place to visit. We can walk there from where we live and the parkContinue reading “Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters”

Visiting Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island

Before this month I’d never heard of Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island. The place isn’t heavily advertised and the carpenter in the recreated shop there told us that he wasn’t surprised, because a lot of people that live there in Staten Island have never heard of the place either. You almost wouldn’t know itContinue reading “Visiting Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island”

Inspiration Point on the Hudson River Greenway

If you go up the Hudson River Greenway, between the 181st pedestrian footbridge and where the Greenway currently ends at the northern branch of Riverside Drive at the northern edge of Fort Tryon Park, you’ll find Inspiration Point. There’s no way to access Inspiration Point except by using the trail. There are no parking spotsContinue reading “Inspiration Point on the Hudson River Greenway”

Trekking Across the George Washington Bridge Into New Jersey

When I was in the Army, there was a running cadence that went something like this: I can run to Jersey just like this, All the way to Jersey and never quit. I can run to New York just like this, All the way to New York and never quit, Because I’m hardcore, Motivated, Dedicated,Continue reading “Trekking Across the George Washington Bridge Into New Jersey”

Weekend Outing to Times Square

This past weekend was the only weekend in my one and a half week break between the end of Spring Semester and the beginning of Summer classes.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.  My wife was encouraging me to relax and have a good time.  I was thinking about doing some heavy readingContinue reading “Weekend Outing to Times Square”