I rarely venture beyond a small swath of Manhattan that includes Roosevelt Island and about 10 blocks of the East Side. So I was excited to visit friends this week all the way over on the Upper West Side.
Fun fact: They have their own version of the East River over there. They call it the "Hudson."
The kids had a great time playing at Riverside Park, a sprawling waterfront area that stretches between 72nd and 158th streets (that's four miles). The Upper East Side has nothing on this, folks. The only downside is you have to look at New Jersey.
At the River Run Playground, there's a miniature version of the Hudson. I took a video of us racing up the river, all the way from the sea to the Adirondacks.
It's a fun way to feel like a giant.