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Old 11-07-21, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by arbee View Post
Considering the OP's query was about safety, I think it's worth noting: apart from Flatlands/Midwood in Bkln and Far Rockaway in Queens, Staten Island is a questionable destination for anyone concerned about COVID. Central Park is vastly safer at any hour.

As @dendawg notes, in the before-times, Staten Island was easily accessible from Manhattan by ferry. IMHO, the ferry ride itself was worth it. It's free.

More about safety: for anyone unfamiliar with Staten Island, if you visit by bicycle, be warned: storm drains adjacent to the curb are either perilous or lethal.
Yes, the numbers are higher there than the rest of the city but on a bike I never worried about Covid at all. Moving air is one of the things that prevents the virus from catching and you are almost always 6' away from anybody else. And even in pre-covid times, nobody would come within 6' of me when I've been riding, not even my wife. Ewwwww.
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Old 11-07-21, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by arbee View Post
Considering the OP's query was about safety, I think it's worth noting: apart from Flatlands/Midwood in Bkln and Far Rockaway in Queens, Staten Island is a questionable destination for anyone concerned about COVID. Central Park is vastly safer at any hour.

As @dendawg notes, in the before-times, Staten Island was easily accessible from Manhattan by ferry. IMHO, the ferry ride itself was worth it. It's free.
The ferry is running. Took it the Sunday before Labor Day as part of a club ride to Brooklyn.

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Old 11-07-21, 03:47 PM
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When it’s warm, I will sometimes be in the park morning, noon and evening/late night. Aside from this raccoon one time, I’ve never had an issue. You’re gonna be fine.
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Old 11-07-21, 03:50 PM
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Hey, my profile pic is off to the side there of indyfabz’s photo lol. Took it on the marina at Brooklyn bridge park.
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Old 11-07-21, 03:51 PM
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You should definitely check out Brooklyn bridge park when in town.
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Old 11-07-21, 04:30 PM
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When I was working in Manhattan with some regularity, I was always going to ride my motorcycle thru Midtown early in the AM, but never did, now a lost opportunity. If you have the chance, take it! Pictures, or it didn't happen!
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Old 11-08-21, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Rage View Post
You should definitely check out Brooklyn bridge park when in town.
Iíve been doing the club ride to Brooklyn mentioned above since the mid-90s. I remember when what is now the park was an abandoned wasteland. So nice now.
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Old 11-08-21, 05:49 AM
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I grew up in lower Manhattan and have spent many years utilizing a lap run over the Brooklyn bridge through that whole area and then back across the Manhattan bridge to home. Has been one of my daily routes for years. It is amazing to me how much the waterfront over there has changed.
“Abandoned wasteland” pretty much says it all haha!
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Old 11-12-21, 05:45 AM
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Perhaps we shouldn't have so glibly dismissed the OP's concerns, in light of not one but 2 events that took place in Central Park within minutes of my taking this picture yesterday morning. I think I was safer among the bears, bobcats, etc that seem to populate nightmares around here.


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Old 11-18-21, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
lol, the OP better just stay home
Definitely.
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Old 11-18-21, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Attilio View Post
My kids have another upcoming tournament in New Jersey but we will be hosted by some family in midtown Manhattan. They are letting us use their place because they will be out of town for that same weekend so I was, like always, thinking of bringing my bike as I take the boys to their competition
despite all our kidding, did you bring your bikes? was hoping you'd come back to this thread with a good story, yes?
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Old 11-18-21, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kaos joe View Post
Perhaps we shouldn't have so glibly dismissed the OP's concerns, in light of not one but 2 events that took place in Central Park within minutes of my taking this picture yesterday morning. I think I was safer among the bears, bobcats, etc that seem to populate nightmares around here
amazing
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Old 11-18-21, 07:35 PM
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My boss was in NYC last weekend. He said he went for a run in Central Park Saturday at 6 AM. I asked if it was safe, he said yes, and was amazed at how many people were out running/walking/biking that early.
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Old 11-18-21, 08:16 PM
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People are back out and about but it’s nowhere near what it was like pre-lockdown.
It kinda bums me out.
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Old 11-19-21, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
amazing
I'm curious, what is amazing?
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Old 11-19-21, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by kaos joe View Post
I'm curious, what is amazing?
looks like New Hampshire back packing. but it's right in the heart of New York City. beautiful photo!
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Old 11-19-21, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
looks like New Hampshire back packing. but it's right in the heart of New York City. beautiful photo!
No, the photo was in Harriman State Park, around 40 miles north of NYC. The morning I took the picture there were 2 brutal crimes committed in Central Park.
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Old 11-19-21, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by kaos joe View Post
No, the photo was in Harriman State Park, around 40 miles north of NYC. The morning I took the picture there were 2 brutal crimes committed in Central Park.
oh OK I didn't get that from your post
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Originally Posted by kaos joe View Post
No, the photo was in Harriman State Park, around 40 miles north of NYC. The morning I took the picture there were 2 brutal crimes committed in Central Park.
And they were???
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"They" were 2 rapes, one at 730-ish and the other less than an hour later. One of the victims was also choked to unconsciousness. IIRC 2 suspects have been arrested.
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Originally Posted by Warbird21 View Post
My boss was in NYC last weekend. He said he went for a run in Central Park Saturday at 6 AM. I asked if it was safe, he said yes, and was amazed at how many people were out running/walking/biking that early.
Thatís commonplace here in Philly as well.
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Be careful of white women walking their dog. https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/96837...rges-dismissed
You always have to watch out for wild women regardless.
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Be careful of white women walking their dog. https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/96837...rges-dismissed
Totally spot on.
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Originally Posted by kaos joe View Post
No, the photo was in Harriman State Park, around 40 miles north of NYC. The morning I took the picture there were 2 brutal crimes committed in Central Park.
Yeah it's a horrible place. Don't come.
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Originally Posted by Macster View Post
Yeah it's a horrible place. Don't come.
No problem.
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