New York 5 Borough Bike Tour

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Line to the ferry
A little blurry. Sorry about that, but this is the line to get on the Statan Island Ferry. About 10,000 people are waiting. The line snakes to the right, down the road, and back down towards where I am standing.
Lion Love
People wear all sorts of items on their helmet to help their friends find them in the vast crowds. Something tells me this man's choice was not the "I Love You" lion
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Inside the ferry. We are packed in and the wind is blowing right through this tunnel. It is bitterly cold and many of us are dressed in short sleeves and shorts because it will be getting rather warm.
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The starting line. About two miles of bikes are packed in on the stree waiting to move.
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And, we're off! Not too bad this year, just a quarter to 9. Last year, we didn't get moving until almost 11am.
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Bryant Park on 42nd and 6th Avenue. The main New York Public Library is right behind the park.
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Another helmet decor. This team had a dino theme
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Through Central Park
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The Story Book House in Central Park
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We just left the Bronx and are coming down FDR drive. That's the highway on the east side of Manhattan
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A Trykke rider. There were several of them. Pretty graceful machines.
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Queensboro Bridge. This is the bridge in Simon and Garfunkle's 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy).
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The Hospital for Specialty Surgery jutting out over the highway.
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Another hat decor
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As we were heading up to the Queensboro bridge, a New York Tramcar to Roosevelt Island passed overhead.
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Pretty nice greenhouse on this roof
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The Queensboro bridge
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View from the Queensboro Bridge
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This is the entrance to the pedestrian stairway. Pedestrians are no longer allowed on the bridge.
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Some housing project in Queens looking a bit lost in the trees.
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Fantastic view of Manhattan from the Edison Powerplant
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I've heard of helmet hair, but...
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As we are coming into the rest stop, this person kept telling us to keep moving forward.
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A good healthy snack
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Entering Brooklyn!
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Greenpoint Neighborhood in Brooklyn
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All that is standing between us and chaos. Don't cross that line!
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The underside of the Williamsburg Bridge
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And we are in WIlliamsburg. These are Satmar Chasidim
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Some more helmet decor