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The Cutline Guide to… Outdoor Activities in New York City!

Welcome to one of our favorite columns on Cutline Speaks!

This week, we’re switching coasts to share with you some of the best outdoor activities and areas from Cutline East!

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Bryant Park. It’s across the street from our office and it’s awesome. In the summer you can sit outside, have lunch, people-watch or just catch some rays. Also, there’s a Talenti pop-up! In the winter you can ice skate and shop at the holiday market.
Brooklyn Bridge. There’s almost no better view in the city. There’s just *something* about walking over the bridge from Brooklyn and seeing the Manhattan skyline that’s kind of magical.
Central Park. Enough said.

If I’m not escaping the city to Bear Mountain to hike or camp, then my absolute favorite place to be outdoors is PIER 13 in Hoboken. Not only is it a hop, skip and a jump from my apartment, but it’s an outdoor beer garden that sits right on the Hudson river, directly across from the Empire State Building. It has all the food trucks you could want, craft beers, board games, bean bags and lawn chairs to relax on, live music, water activities (although I don’t recommend going in the Hudson, ever!) and some ridiculously killer views of Manhattan! IT’S. THE. BEST!

The best part about New York City is that the best parks and outdoor activities are just a walk, or a subway ride, away! Here are some of my favorite outdoor activities:
The High Line: Built on an elevated section of what used to be a railroad, this linear park offers the best views of the Hudson River, along with some cool food vendors like People’s Pops and Blue Bottle Coffee.
The Rockaway Beach: This beach, which can be reached via subway or bus ride, is a great day trip from the city. You can enjoy the sand and water, or go surfing in the waves!

Central Park is one of my favorite places to go in the city in the spring, summer and fall. It’s beautiful, great for people watching, and every part of the park has something unique and different to offer. One of my favorite things to do on Saturday and Sunday mornings is take my dog Sophie for a walk in the park. Dogs can be off-leash before 9:00 am and she always enjoys running around with the other pups.

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Published: Jul 2, 2015


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