Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pedestrian Span over Southern Inlet - East River Park Promenade


Pedestrian Span over Southern Inlet - East River Park Promenade
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, June 30th, 2013


Started: Jun 30, 2013, 4:31:54 PM
Ride Time: 1:28:50
Distance: 8.71 miles
Average Speed: 5.88 mph
Ascent: 234 feet
Descent: 328 feet

From Wikipedia:
East River Park, part of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, is 57.5-acre public park located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The park stretches along the East River from Montgomery Street up to 12th Street on the east side of the FDR Drive. The southern entrance boasts good views of the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge. The amphitheater, built in 1941 just south of Grand Street, has been reconstructed and is often used for public performances.The park includes football, baseball and soccer fields, tennis, basketball and handball courts, a running track and bike paths including the East River Greenway. Fishing is another popular activity. The park is bisected by the Williamsburg Bridge.

Conceived in the early 1930s by Robert Moses, East River Park opened on July 27, 1939. Prior to this time, the East River waterfront had been an active shipping yard and later became home to many of the city's poorest immigrants. The park became the largest open green space on the Lower East Side. Since that time, the park has been encroached upon by various developments such as the widening of the FDR Drive and the extension of South Street. Still, the park provides a respite for residents of the Lower East Side, particularly in summer months when there are refreshing breezes from the river.

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the city rebuilt the amphitheater, which had fallen into disrepair. A new soccer field was also built at this time. Companies throughout the U.S. donated materials for the reconstruction and the project was finished in record time. The project was dedicated to those children who lost parents in the attacks.

In 2008 the City Parks Foundation brought free music, dance, and theater arts programming to the amphitheater in an effort to further engage the surrounding communities in the revitalization of the park. The first performance held was a music concert by Fiery Furnaces which drew an audience of 1,500. KRS-One and Willie Colón also performed in 2008, drawing crowds upward of 3,000 people.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

57th Avenue Overpass over New York Connecting Railroad


57th Avenue Overpass over New York Connecting Railroad, Elmhurst Queens
Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013


Started: Jun 19, 2013, 1:57:29 PM
Ride Time: 1:39:27
Distance: 5.95 miles

Grand Avenue Overpass over New York Connecting Railroad


Grand Avenue Overpass over New York Connecting Railroad, Elmhurst Queens
Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013

Woodside Avenue Overpass over LIRR


Woodside Avenue Overpass over LIRR, Woodside Queens
Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013

Woodside Avenue Overpass over LIRR


Woodside Avenue Overpass over LIRR, Woodside Queens
Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013

65th Place Overpass over LIRR


65th Place Overpass over LIRR, Woodside Queens
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, June 12th, 2013

Queens Blvd. Overpass over BQE I278


Queens Blvd. Overpass over BQE I278, Woodside Queens
Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013

65th Place Overpass over BQE I278


65th Place Overpass over BQE I278, Woodside Queens
Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thompkins Avenue Overpass over Greenfield Avenue


Thompkins Avenue Overpass over Greenfield Avenue
Keith Nelson, Daryll John, Jason Katz, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013


Started: Jun 12, 2013, 10:01:59 AM
Ride Time: 3:06:42
Distance: 13.13 miles

Guyon Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Guyon Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Jason Katz, Daryll John, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, June 12th, 2013

Pedestrian Overpass over the Staten Island Railway at Cedarview Ave


Pedestrian Overpass over the Staten Island Railway at Cedarview Ave
Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, Daryll John, Jason Katz, June 12th, 2013

Beach Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Beach Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Jason Katz, Rob Hickman, Daryll John, Keith Nelson, June 12th, 2013

Ross Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Ross Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Jason Katz, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, Daryll John, June 12th, 2013

Rose Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Rose Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Jason Katz, Daryll John, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013

New Dorp Lane Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


New Dorp Lane Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Jason Katz, Daryll John, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, June 12th, 2013

Bancroft Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Bancroft Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Jason Katz, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, Daryll John, June 12th, 2013

Pedestrian Overpass over the Staten Island Railway at Fremont Ave


Pedestrian Overpass over the Staten Island Railway at Fremont Ave
Keith Nelson, Daryll John, Rob Hickman, Jason Katz, June 12th, 2013

Lincoln Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Lincoln Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Rob Hickman, Jason Katz, Keith Nelson, Daryll John, June 12th, 2013

Midland Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Midland Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Daryll John, Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, Jason Katz, June 12th, 2013

Hylan Blvd. span over small stream at Last Chance Pond Park


Hylan Blvd. span over small stream at Last Chance Pond Park
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, Daryll John, Jason Katz, June 12th, 2013

Fingerboard Road Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Fingerboard Road Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Daryll John, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, Jason Katz, June 12th, 2013

Clove Road Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Clove Road Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, Daryll John, Jason Katz, June 12th, 2013

Hylan Blvd. Overpass over I278 Staten Island Expy.


Hylan Blvd. Overpass over I278 Staten Island Expy.
Daryll John, Jason Katz, Keith Nelson, Rob Hickman, June 12th, 2013

Thompkins Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway


Thompkins Avenue Overpass over the Staten Island Railway
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, Daryll John, Jason Katz, June 12th, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Northernmost pedestrian bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park


Northernmost pedestrian bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Keith Nelson and Rob Hickman, June 5th, 2013


Started: Jun 5, 2013, 9:51:47 AM
Ride Time: 1:45:28
Distance: 7.49 miles

Pedestrian bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park


Pedestrian bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, June 5th, 2013

Southernmost pedestrian bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, June 5th, 2013

Squibb Park Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park



Squibb Park Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Rob Hickman, Keith Nelson, June 5th, 2013
Video by Albertine Bourget, Le Temps SA