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This past week has been glorious – summer has arrived early in New York City, and with temperatures averaging 85°F / 30°C every day, I’ve found it difficult to work and not simply enjoy the summer weather all day long. I spent every spare minute outside, enjoying my favorite parks with several visits to Prospect Park, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Washington Square Park; a cycling tour from Brooklyn to Harlem via the Brooklyn Bridge and the Hudson River cycle path, long runs along the Brooklyn Bridge promenade and through the park, food festivals and outdoor art at the Bushwick Open Studios last Sunday.
It’s no secret that I love the summer in New York City and I cherish every minute that I can spend outdoors – I love revisiting my favorite New York neighborhoods, exploring new ones, and just being out in the sun. Having a bike makes it so much more fun to explore the city (I appreciate it even more now that I’ve been suffering my way through a couple of sweaty subway rides). While last week I was still a little bummed about my travel plans for June not working out the way I had hoped they would, this week I don’t think I could be in a better place than New York.