Finding the Suburban Feel in the Big City
The places that are truly special, you can't see from the Big Bus Tours or the top of the Empire State Building.
The bustling borough of Manhattan. Millions of tourists visit, but many can't imagine living in the crowded (and expensive) city. What these people don't know is this city is more than skyscrapers and stand-still traffic. The places that are truly special, you can't see from the Big Bus Tours or the top of the Empire State Building. You have to leave the busy streets and find them.
In the 8 weeks I've lived in Manhattan, I have enjoyed the busy city life. Seeing thousands of faces each day, speed walking through the streets on an early morning, and not to mention the constant sound of sirens and honking. I love the city life, but sometimes I miss the sweet comfort of the suburbs.
Thats when I found the John V. Lindsay East River Park.
A few miles of green, tranquil land not even 500 yards from my front door. Live music, basketball and tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields. Even acres of greenery where you can picnic or read a book with the breeze of the East River to keep you cool from the July heat. Families play together in the parks. Young athletes get together to practice their sports. Not to mention the fisherman patiently waiting for a fish to bite. It's places like these that bring the comfort of the suburbs to the Big City.