Part 2 of a series of “big hikes in big cities”. For Part 1, a walk around San Francisco, click here.
August 22nd, 2019
I was visiting New York City to give a presentation to the Google Sheets team (an amazing honor and experience!) and had a few hours on the Thursday morning before my train home.
Naturally, I decided to explore the city on foot. It’s something I try to do anytime I visit a big city.
I find walking the streets of big cities to be fascinating and great for thinking.
This time, I walked from my hotel in the Chelsea area to Battery Park and back, via Wall Street. It was a 9-mile hike that took me two and a half hours.
This hike covered some of the most iconic areas of New York so it was the obvious choice from my hotel, even though I’d seen some of this area before (years ago though).
I started right next to the Flatiron building, which is perhaps my favourite building in the whole city.
Route and photos from New York