Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brooklyn (Red Hook), NY
Bikes: Fuji Espree (why do they spell it like that? I don't know)
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Actually, one of the few rides I've done since I started exploring NYC this season is that very route. There is a Brooklyn Queens Greenway that goes through a network of parks through both those boroughs. It's marked, but it's a bit confusing because the signs don't have a little picture of a bike on them. They just have some symbol for the greenway. But yeah, you can follow the signs and it's an ok ride.
I started in Williamsburg and headed out Bushwick to Evergreen Cemetery/Highland Park. From there I hit Forrest Park and whatever that big park is that has Meadow and Willow Lakes and the Mets' stadium. Finished at the waterfront by the stadium, then took one of those Queens avenues (34th, maybe?) as a straight-shot back to North Brooklyn.
If you get a NYC bike map, it should put you on the right path, then once you start seeing those little signs, you know what to do.