Friday, March 27, 2009
☞ CULTURE: Harlem Bicycling
The above photos is of far West Harlem at Grant's Tomb in the early century. Bicycles were new and heavily manufactured to the middle class and Riverside Park was a popular destination. The city is promoting a greener culture so maybe Harem's wide boulevards can be converted to scenic pedestrian and bike lanes like in midtown. The Harlem Piers have opened nearby also and it connects to the Riverside Park bike lanes so maybe this summer, the under utilized park will have a revival of the crowds of 1907. Love the bowler hats for bicycling. Location at West 123rd Street and Riverside Drive.