So while the world was engrossed in activity I decided to pick up the pace and hit the pavement for a spot of exploring. There’s more to New York than meets the eye and there’s no better way to uncover this city than on foot.
Ok… So firstly, apologies for being a little slow off the starting block over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been in the wings watching London take centre stage during the 2012 Olympic games and holy hurdles what a show! So sadly we say so long to the sports, no more keeping up with the karate… Life resumes and Reiss Girl NYC is back in the game!
Sick of the standard sightseeing on a Saturday I stepped away from the Statue of Liberty, escaped the Empire State and turned my back on Times Square! I decided to change my ‘New York New York’ tune, move to the beat of the B52’s and head ‘Downtown.’
Downtown is an area fast-becoming the heart of the city of Brooklyn, home to the Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect Park and up coming areas such as Cobble Hill; there is no end of places to go and things to do. However, this month it’s all about the sports, so if you’re looking to champion your inner-Olympian then sprint to Pier 6.
Pier 6 was a long isolated section of the Brooklyn Heights waterfront now pruned to perfection and home to Brooklyn Bridge Park. With a bikeway and pedestrian promenade, lawn space and volleyball, yes volleyball courts, this is the coolest urban space to be seen getting fit and physical.
Now while I can’t promise spectators such as David Beckham, I can promise the most spectacular views of lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor, so I suggest that if you're feeling sluggish after the celebrations, jog down to this mini Jetty, for fitness and fresh air.