Photo by M. Coady
No place else fills me with the same sense of vital creative focused energy, the tolerance and realization of difference, the excitement in the density of humanity, soaring history and iconography, the grit, the sheen, confidence, promise, potential, the consciousness of community that I feel when I am in New York City. It concentrates and lives what I regard as the very best of the United States. I wouldn’t dream of debating with you on the matter or trying to persuade you to visit it if you have no interest, as I’m not the slightest bit objective or unbiased. But if you are on a USA East Coast bike tour and want to, here is a way.