Friday, February 6, 2009

Northern Manhattan Bike Tour, Part Deux!

I have long been fascinated with Broadway Bridge, which is located at the Manhattan terminus of Broadway. Aside from its magically levitating road-deck and magestic span, this Bridge is a crossroads of trains, cars, boats, airplanes and even peregrine falcons!

Heading back south from here, one can still encounter the last vestiges of industrial Manhattan be it the 1/9 maintenance yard, or the sanitation depot.

This stretch of Bway is also host to many great graffiti murals including the fading Tats Cru 9-11 Memorial Wall and numerous old school dedication pieces.

Along the Harlem River, one can find a faded marina, now being revamped, known as Swindler's Cove.

From here, the journey continues along the bottom of Highbridge Park...

At this point, the last remaining piece of the Greenway is yet to be completed, so one must exit at the 155th St. ramp, which goes past the Polo Grounds.

Technically this is still Harlem, but the nabe here foreshadows the elements North in WaHi. They even have their own version of the Harlem Smartcar!

Still, there is great architecture...

courtesy of you know who!

1 comment:

HIGH SNOB said...

Wa HI???? Why do transplants (you know who I mean) always have to make a cute nickname for an area they are invading? SoHa, NoHa, now WaHi???? Look, it's Harlem and East Harlem. No SoHa or any of that dumb shit. It's WASHINGTON HEIGHTS NOT WAHI.