100% agree. I’m not a Central Park kinda New Yorker, but a Riverside Park kinda New Yorker. any time people ask me what park to visit I always say skip Central Park and hit up Riverside Park - it’s gorgeous, right along the Hudson, no one bothers you, you feel tucked away and can just enjoy some peace and quiet right in the city. Plus, it’s one of my first memories as a little girl driving into Manhattan along the West Side Highway in the early mornings and seeing runners take the bridge. I love it. so much.
now I wanna go to Riverside Park and take a bike ride.