Archive for the ‘East River Park’ Category

Video: 2014 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Video of the second group of swimmers as they passed East River Park.

http://nycswim.org

Foggy Morning on the East River

January 11, 2014

The fog was so thick that it hid the Williamsburg Bridge.
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No Ships Spotted on the East River Today

December 25, 2013

Christmas may be the only day you will not see any ships on the East River.

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Register for It’s My Track Day July 13 – FREE!

June 14, 2013

IMTD_July13_promo_300This event is FREE for everyone sponsored by East River Park Track Club and Partnerships for Parks. Participants may register for as many events as you like. Awards will be given to the top three (3) performers in each event. double and tripple dipping for awards is allowed! All participants will be given free schwag and refreshments for paricipating. Good luck!

Lockers are available at the track house. Must bring your own lock. Baggage can be watched by staff for participants while they run events.

Location: East River Park Track located at East 6Th Street and FDR.

Directions: Take F train to Second Street station walk East on East Houston towards East River Park approximately 1 mile.

Earlier start time at 9:00 AM to better deal with termperatures.

Online Registration

List of Events (Times subject to change)

9:00 AM 3000M Men
9:20 AM 3000M Women
9:35 AM 1500M Men
9:50 AM 1500M Women
10:05 AM 800M Men
10:20 AM 800M Women
10:35 AM 400M Men
10:50 AM 400M Women

East River Park covered in snow

January 21, 2012

Finally! NYC had it’s first winter storm. The snow came earlier than predicted. East River Park was already covered with snow by 9am. Perfect weather for running on a treadmill.

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East River Park after Hurricane Irene

August 28, 2011

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There were felled trees and fallen branches in East River Park. The park drive is flooded in several areas. But the promenade was teaming with people. A redtailed hawk was spotted eating a pigeon for brunch.

The Continental Breakfast 5K At East River Park Sep. 10

August 28, 2011

East River Park Track Club And NYCRUNS Join Forces To Become A Giant Super Incredible Robot – Create A Brand New 5K!

What will you get at this race? A well managed electronically timed 5K on a brand new course in East River Park! Afterwards enjoy a nice post-race assortment of yummy snacks in the tradition of Best Westerns everywhere. Enjoy your beverages in your lovely new souvenir travel mug!

Prizes will be awarded onsite for the first 3 male and female finishers and age group award winners. Full results will be posted on NYCRUNS.COM by Monday Morning.

This race is capped at 250 runners and starts at 9:00 AM. Number Pickup will start at 7:30AM, and end at 8:45AM. There is a baggage check. The cost of this race is $20. and increases to $25. on labor day.

Race Registration

Directions To Start:Take the F to 2nd Avenue, the L to 1st Avenue, or the 6 to Astor Place and head east. Enter the park across the FDR and head for the track at E. 6th St. There is nearby bus service as well. You can also run to the park or bike. There are bike racks near the track.

Course: The first lap is in blue and is 1.8 miles. It starts at the water fountain at the E 6th St overpass. Go north towards Con Ed, turn right onto the promenade heading South, right onto the path with the seal fountains, back onto the park drive heading North towards the start/finish.

The second lap is red and is 1.3 miles. The second lap makes a right turn, enters through the southern part of the dance circle, follows the path around the circle westward then north, then heads out onto the park drive northward towards the finish.

NYT: Charlie Gasparino’s Workout Partner is a NYC Park

July 8, 2011

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/arts/charlie-gasparinos-workout-partner-is-a-new-york-city-park.xml

I work out in the ERP prison yard gym too! I definitely use more of the park than does.

More Men in Black 3 Filming

July 1, 2011

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Spoiler alert! It appears part of MIB3 takes place at the time of the Apollo 11 moon launch in 1969!

East River Waterfront Opens First Section Near Wall Street – DNAinfo.com

June 28, 2011

http://www.dnainfo.com/20110627/downtown/east-river-waterfront-opens-first-section-near-wall-street?utm_content=kmc212%40gmail.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=East%20River%20Waterfront%20Opens%20First%20Section%20Near%20Wall%20Street&utm_campaign=East%20River%20Waterfront%20Opens%20First%20Section%20Near%20Wall%20Streetcontent