walks will take you to interesting, exciting, educational open spaces
throughout the fiveboroughs of the City while promoting physical activity
for your health. The walkswill be planned in stages so that you can
do shorter or longer segments. The pace of the walks will be geared
to the level of the walkers in the group. All of the walks will start
and end at public transportation access points. All walks are free.
Remember to wear
sturdy shoes and bring water to all walks.
Check the schedule to determine if you should bring lunch. Dress
in layers for winter. Snacks are definitely recommended. Heavy rain
or temperatures above 85 or below 25 degrees may cancel walks. Call
AM of the walk if in doubt; there will be a message by 7:30 AM only
if we are canceling.
At the end of your
first walk, you will receive a Take a Walk, New York! Passport; thereafter
for every walk that you complete, your Passport will be stamped with
an icon representing that walk. We are trying to arrange some fun incentives
to keep you walking; however the best incentive is your improved health.
We want to strongly encourage you to join us
on walks both inside and outside of your neighborhood and borough.
Think of your Take A Walk, New York! Passport
as a passport to NYC’s other boroughs. You will be surprised at how
much fun it can be to “discover”
parts of the City that you have never visited or did not know existed.
Sunday, July 12th. New Jersey Palisades. The rocky cliffs of
the Hudson's New Jersey Shore, bare of their verdant plant covering,
would be considered to be an eastern Grand Canyon. It is no less magnificent
for having so much that grows there. We will repeat our walk across
the George Washington Bridge to a Palisades trail that first tops the
cliff and then falls to water level. On the way back we visit a recreated
American Revolutionary War fort site.
WARNING: This walk is not for people who are afraid of heights
or are not sure footed. It includes a steep multi-story railing-less
descent on a badly broken staircase, surrounded by poison ivy. We will
take our time, but it can be scary. If you choose to join us wear good
gripping shoes and clothing that covers.
Meet 10 am: Outside (or just inside) the Fort Washington Avenue
entrance to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal: A-train to 175th
Street Station; follow the signs to the bus station.
Saturday August 8th. A Dawg Day walk/ride on the Jersey Gold-coast.
We start with a cool cruise on the Staten Island Ferry and a bus ride
to the Goethals Bridge. After catching the breeze on the Bridge walkway
we visit the sleepy southern Italian village of Bayonne. Then a light
rail ride up the coast takes us to a second walk destination, tropical
Cuba (Union City) Lets dress Hawaiian (and bring cameras) so that we
look like tourists. Be upstairs at the Staten island Ferry Terminal
to catch the ferry that leaves at 9:30 am.
Contact us at 212 228-3126. www.walkny.org / Neighborhood Open Space
Coalition (NOSC), Neighborhood Open Space Coalition.
More TO COME: We are working on additional walks. Stay Tuned. If
you do not have access to the Internet, call us periodically for upcoming walk info.
suggestion: we try very hard to give timely travel directions, but frequently
the TA makes changes and forgets to call US! So, we suggest you go to:
This website is updated every Friday to cover weekend, etc. changes.
You can also call 718-330-1234, a somewhat less reliable option.
We wish to
thank the following organizations for their sponsorship:
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Greater Southern Brooklyn Health Coalition
New York State Physical Activities Coalition
HIP Health Plan of New York
Montefiore Medical Center
National Park Service
New York City Parks & Recreation
The American Heart Association
And the many TAWNY members.
To become a sponsor contact: