Archive for the ‘East River’ 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.

Foggy Morning on the East River

January 11, 2014

The fog was so thick that it hid the Williamsburg Bridge.

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.


NYC Swim Brooklyn Bridge Swim

July 7, 2013

Not since Cosmo Kramer had made swimming in the East River popular have there been so many swimmers making the across channel swim from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Brooklyn Bridge Swim









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

Photo: Brooklyn Bridge in the Morning Fog

October 20, 2012


This was a beautiful site on this morning’s run.

Swimmers brave East River

July 31, 2011


Swimmers brave East River

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

July 8, 2011

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

Con Ed, U.N. moves boost East River park odds | Crain’s New York Business

July 6, 2011

More Men in Black 3 Filming

July 1, 2011




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