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Half Day Hike-Lower East Side Waterfront with a detour to Staten Island

  • Dec 28, 2013 · 12:45 PM
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Join me on a fast paced fun 5 mile hike. We’ll take a very short detour to Staten Island to see the haunting monument “Postcards” (a memorial to those from Staten Island who died in the World Trade Center attacks) and then when we return we will take a fast paced hike north along the lower east side waterfront. (We did the lower west side waterfront the day after Thanksgiving) We’ll see a fast developing greenway as well as some undeveloped areas awaiting development. There will be very few stops.

We will meet BEFORE 12:45 inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal- Manhattan side- on the ground floor all the way to the left when you walk in and be ready to go. (Use the restrooms upstairs in the waiting area before we meet). We leave promptly in order to catch the ferry.

There are many ways to get there. Ordinarily the #1 to South Ferry , the R Train to Whitehall Street and the 4/5 to Bowling Green will take you close by but YOU must figure out what works best. Check out MTA Service Advisories http://www.mta.info/service/ and click subways to see if there any service disruptions. We leave ON TIME.

Please consider joining the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) http://www.outdoors.org/chapters/newyork-northjersey-chapter.cfm The Club offers many hikes, walks and events and is also active in conservation efforts and trail maintenance. Only a few of the many hikes and walks that are offered by AMC leaders are posted on Meetup. For example, I do not post my Half Day Hikes in the woods and most art gallery hops on AMC Meetup. You would have to be an actual AMC club member to go on those.

Since AMC club members are going to be notified about this event soon ,there is NO need for AMC club members to RSVP for this. They can just show up because this hike should be posted in the Winter Schedule coming out soon. Let’s leave 20 spaces for AMC Meetup members. Needless to say, please take the RSVP process seriously. I do. Please be considerate. Only RSVP if you actually intend to go. If you RSVP, please actually show up. If you decide not to go, please cancel your RSVP so someone else can take your spot.

I am going to ask that people not post any comments or questions prior to the event. You have more than enough information to do this. Please read the description of the event carefully. No offense, but I don’t need to know what you are doing that day if you can’t make it or what you think the weather will be. AFTER the event, post as many comments and photos as you like.

If the weather is really bad, I will post a notice around 9:00 A.M. on Saturday canceling. We go in snow and cold. If there is no notice, we go. We will finish somewhere between 23rd Street and 30th Street on the East Side before 5:00 P.M.


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  • Dan

    Nice event. Good pace. Friendly, knowledgeable leader.

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too rushed and slightly too long. It would have been nice to have stopped at South Street Sea Port for a break on one of those beautiful wooden shares. An extra 15 minutes wouldn't have hurt the pace or length of the trip.

    December 29, 2013

  • Martine P.

    Sorry got a late start wouldn't make it down there by 12:45. Have fun!

    December 28, 2013

  • Vinnie G

    Booked a Vaca for that week. Sorry, but the Caribbean is calling. Enjoy

    December 26, 2013

    • Bruce

      Fascinating! And somewhere in Columbus, Ohio a young child is eating an egg salad sandwich.

      December 26, 2013

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