Explore your routes

It's warm outside, you've got all this extra energy, and you're gonna go...hang somewhere indoors? No! Walk! Our seven strolls invite you to explore something new in this city, whether it be an unfamiliar neighborhood, a slew of international restaurants, a landmark you thought you already knew or a place-like a cemetery-you never thought you'd visit voluntarily. Tear out an itinerary and get going.

Great walks


Williamsburg Bridge: Two immigrant neighborhoods, amazing views and iconic eats. Take that, Brooklyn Bridge. Walk with our writer this weekend! Read the story for details.
$1 Chinatown eating: Knockoff Prada bags aren’t the only bargains in Chinatown. The neighborhood’s tasty snacks are more enticing, more legit and can be had for a buck or less.
Green-Wood Cemetery: In the 1860s, tourists, locals and celebrities flocked to this 428-acre outdoor museum. Spend the day hanging out with the ones who never left.
Jamaica Bay nature walk: Flee the concrete jungle for the great outdoors—but don’t be surprised when you discover that, in New York, even the natural world is kind of artificial. Walk with our writer this weekend! Read the story for details.
Flea markets: Candelabras, Jesus gear and Ross Perot pins—it ain’t junk if somebody wants it. And that somebody could be you. Shop from Hell’s Kitchen to Union Square. Walk with our writer this weekend! Read the story for details.
Under the M train: The elevated tracks lead to a magical land where you can ogle classic cars, sip frozen Cokes and select a chicken for slaughter. It’s not Oz. It’s Bushwick. Walk with our writer this weekend! Read the story for details.
The I-spy-drinking-game walk: Drunk bachelorettes? Check! Bridge-and-tunnel goths? Check! Load up on “provisions,” and see what else you can find on this crosstown challenge.
Wander lust: Sometimes you’ve just gotta follow your own path. We provide jumping-off points for six city roams, with a few suggested highlights. You take it from there.
Trailblazers: Walk the walks that local luminaries do when they need inspiration—and see the sights that spark their creativity.
Bronx Choose Your Own Adventure walk: Using our fictional sojourn, can you get from Yankee Stadium to the Bronx Zoo in one piece?

See more routes from our Great Walks issue, 2007.

Also in this issue


Great rides: The best bike paths through the city.