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Newtown Creek Twilight Ride

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Way Points: 

1st Av @ 59th St (start)> Queensboro Bridge> Slillman Av> 27th St> Borden Av> 49th Av> Jackson Av> Pulaski Bridge> McGuinness Av> Manhattan Av> Greenpoint Av> Review Av> Kosciuszko Bridge> 56th Rd> 49th St> 48th St> 47th St> Grand Av> Williamsburg Bridge> Allen St> 1st Av> 59th & 1st Av (end)

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Author: 
Hannah Borgeson
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Region Name(s): 
New York City, Urban Adventure
Level(s): 
C
Distance: 
17
Vertical Gain: 
600
Difficulty: 
23
Difficulty Rating: 
2 out of 5
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Route begins and ends at 1st Avenue & 59th Street.
 
In the author's words:
 
The route crosses the East River twice, Sunnyside Yards and rail lines twice, and pieces of the Newtown Creek 7 times, or 8 if you count the Kosciuszko Bridge twice since it's a roundtrip on a GREAT new bike path. 
 
At mile 2.5 there's a large community garden that has a Portapotty on the Davis Court side. At the Brooklyn end of the K Bridge is a nice little plaza with benches (but no water or toilets) - that's the turnaround point.
 

On the Borden Ave. Bridge, mile 2.8, I like the sidewalk on the north side because it is a boardwalk and has very interesting views. After you cross the bridge, you cross over to the right side of Borden Ave. for a couple blocks before making the left onto 30th Place. 

There is also a historical marker for a former bridge that's worth checking out at the end of 58th Rd at 9.7. 
 
Most of this is through highly industrial yet low-traffic areas with all kinds of interesting scenery and juxtapositions.
 
Who would think you could cross so many bridges in just 17 miles?! 
 
HS 6/19/2020
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