"Parks are awesome."--Leslie Knope.
We spent the better part of a day in Central Park. I wish we lived in NY just for this park. To be in it and to not see city in any direction would make living in a vast sea of steel and concrete so much better. It made me wish I had a dog, and rollerblades, and was capable of running the 6 mile perimeter. It also made me wish we had $528 billion so we can purchase the park as our own private playground. We also really enjoyed the High Line, a repurposed elevated train line that is now a park. It's a beautiful landscaped path through a few cool 'hoods that had buildings with really funky architecture. Even though there were a lot of people on it, it seemed immune to the bustle of the rest of the city.
My only regret is that I didn't meet Beyoncé.