New York City Love Letters: Photos from a Bike Ride around Randalls and Wards Island

Today’s socially distant exercise bike ride took me east through upper Harlem and across the Madison Avenue Bridge through Mott Haven in the Bronx and onto Randalls and Ward Islands, which I just learned are conjoined islands separated from most of Manhattan by the Harlem River, from Queens by the East River and Hell Gate, and from the Bronx by the Bronx Kill.

The entrance to Hell Gate Bikeway on Randalls and Wards Island

Despite these scary-sounding place names, it’s a gorgeous parkland offering myriad sporting activities. Well, normally they do. No baseball games these days! But plenty of socially distant cyclist, walkers and a few picnickers.

About to head out on my socially distant exercise bike ride touring Randalls and Wards Island
Entrance to Hell Gate Bikeway on Randalls and Wards Island
Cool underside to Hells Gate Parkway above the bikeway on Randalls and Wards Island
Tugboat steaming along the East River bordering Randalls and Wards Island
Park along the East River bordering Randalls and Wards Island
Heading home through the Port Morris section of the Bronx
Adorable buildings in Mott Haven, a charming neighborhood in the Bronx
A mural in Mott Haven, the Bronx
I LOVE Strivers Row, which is in my neighborhood in West Harlem
Looking west along 138th Street towards City College of New York

Published by edsalvato

LGBTQ marketing, communications and travel safety expert; CEO of the LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; educator; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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