Biking in the City

July 2021

Summer is the best time for taking the bicycle out of storage and exploring the city. Residents of the 555TEN luxury rentals can pedal to stay fit year-round in the luxury fitness studios equipped with state-of-the-art Peloton bicycles. But the fully equipped indoor bike service station and storage area add an extra incentive for taking up some seasonal (or year-round) cycling and getting onto some of the city’s most scenic bike paths.

555TEN is conveniently located near two of New York City’s most treasured biking destinations: Central Park and the Hudson River Greenway. Central Park is, of course, New York’s premier green space, with three designated bike loops that stretch 6.1 miles, 5.2 miles, and 1.7 miles—and are closed to cars on the weekends for added comfort for bicycles and pedestrians alike. A day of biking in the park can easily incorporate a well-deserved moment of rest with a picnic in the park’s rolling green areas, stocked with provisions from eateries near 555TEN.

For a longer stretch extending from Battery City Park and north to the George Washington Bridge, the Hudson River Greenway offers safe, designated cycling paths with sweeping, unobstructed views of the Hudson River and cityscapes beyond. Cyclists can stop along the way to enjoy a view of the USS Intrepid or enjoy the views from benches and resting spots throughout the path.

The beginning of an epic borough-crossing biking adventure to City Island awaits just a few blocks south of 555TEN at Pier 84 near the Intrepid Museum. The paved bike path near 43rd Street leads north to the George Washington Bridge and beyond the bridge to Inwood Hill Park. Cyclists can then cross the Harlem River into the Bronx along Pelham Parkway and over a series of charming, small bridges to City Island in the Long Island Sound. This fishing village is lined with antique shops and dozens of restaurants and pubs, perfect for enjoying a pint or the catch of the day after a long ride through the city.

Closer to home, residents of 555TEN can take advantage of New York City’s new Open Streets program, which allows cyclists and pedestrians safe and open access to city streets with limited or no incoming traffic. After a ride through the neighborhood, stop for a scoop or a cone of ice cream as a reward for braving a warm summer’s day outdoors—then enjoy the summer breeze as you zip back home.

And, if you’re not yet a lucky resident of 555TEN, finding your new bicycle-friendly lifestyle in Midtown West is as simple as contacting our leasing team today.