25 November 2006

Finishing Up Dyker Heights

Saturday 11/25, Run #88: Dyker Heights, Borough Park, Sunset Park

Distance: 9.15 miles
Time: 1:10
Pace: 7:39
Temp: 46
Dewpoint: 30
Weather: sunny

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Unique Miles Today: 7.54
Total Unique Miles: 687.40
Percent of Brooklyn Run: 39.45

For the complete route, click here

Notes: I began today by running that pesky block of 7th Avenue down by the Dyker Beach golf course that I had (quite irritatingly) missed yesterday (it was all of .0921 miles long), then made my way up to the "real" start on the border between Dyker Heights and Sunset Park. Overall, this morning's run served to fill in a hole of sorts on the "big map" (a wedge-shaped piece of Dyker Heights between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 7th Avenue), before I moved north into the southwestern corner of Borough Park. It was a sunny and relatively warm morning, but the high point for me is probably that Dyker Heights now moves over into the "completed column," leaving just one run at the very eastern edge of East New York and one across the Marine Parkway Bridge and into Floyd Bennett Field to complete the whole southern third of the borough. If the pleasant weather holds out, maybe I can even finish this week.

Altogether a fine if uneventful run, with a mix of residential and commercial blocks and a mostly Asian-American and Hispanic flavor (except for a few blocks in Borough Park, which bore the evidence of the Hasidic community there). If only the weather could stay like this all winter...

I took a few more pictures today than I did yesterday, so here's a representative sampling:

caterers, borough park
11th Avenue

crates, borough park
Behind a fruit market (10th Avenue)

buildings, borough park
Fort Hamilton Parkway between 59th and 60th

prime, borough park
64th Street

remnants, dyker heights
65th Street


At 11:24 AM, Blogger Blabberon said...

I discovered your blog when you were at 30 percent.

Now you are almost to 40 percent!

Amazing photos along the way.

Thank you!

At 8:09 AM, Blogger Gary said...

Thanks! I hope I keep things interesting enough that you stick around for 50 and 60, too. Hopefully, it won't take too long...


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