Today is the first day of Spring, snow be damned.
Back in September we posted about the
Randall’s Island “Connector.”
It’s a foot and bicycle bridge being constructed under the Amtrak railroad trestle.
You can read about that here:
So why mention all this on the Vernal Equinox?
Because 1) Summer is coming!, 2) Bike paths are being planned to the connector. 3) the connector is a great short cut to Randall’s Island and 4) Randall’s Island is MADE for SUMMER!
Back in 1885 it was still separate from Ward’s Island to the north, separated by a water passage known as “Little Hell’s Gate.”
In 1915 the train trestle was being built.
And by the 1960’s Little Hell’s Gate was filled in and today the combined island is home to our Labor Day EDM festival, the Electric Zoo.
But the rest of the time? Ballfields!
A batting cage!
A driving range and...
Miniature golf! YES.
There’s a grill restaurant and a cocktail lounge there, too.
Or just stop at the Bronx Brewery for a cold one on your way home.
Just 6 blocks north of the connector if when it opens!