Astoria Park, two iconic bridges
Astoria Park - New York City - NY Travel Blog› entry 619 of 1090 › view all entries
It was a nice Sunday. The sun was shining. The temperature was above the freezing point, which turned the snow that was still excessively present, into an unpleasant wet mixture of water and ice. A hike in the woods was no option. So, I decided to visit a part of Queens I can almost see from within my apartment, Astoria Park.
The Park is located in Astoria (Queens), on the East River between two iconic Bridges: the Triboro Bridge (I still refuse to use the new name RFK Bridge) and the Hell Gate Railroad Bridge. It is located only 2 km (1.3 miles) from my apartment, at least in a straight line. Getting there, however, takes at least half an hour.
With reference to the two great bridges: I already described them in an earlier log (see here), so, let's focus on Astoria Park for now.
Three years after the park opened it got one of its iconic bridges, the huge Hell Gate Bridge.
When I arrived I found the park still fully covered in snow, which made the pool look more like an ice rink than a swimming pool. The snow prevented me from the intended walk in the park. So I walked along the river and enjoyed the view on the infrastructure giants as well as on the skyline of Manhattan.
I'll return in summer, that is something I know for sure!
More pictures below!