Far Enough Away
After assuring that all was well with the MTV News Weekend Edition, I seized the opportunity the good weather presented and rode my bike north along the river and out of the city.
It was cloudy and cool, but the sun soon broke through, and by the time I was to the George Washington Bridge, some 150 blocks north of my apartment, the Hudson was glistening. Riding across the bridge, I passed two patrolling National Guardsman, M16s strapped across their backs.
As I climbed away from the river towards Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters, I thought to myself just how beautiful the area around New York City actually is.
You just need to get high enough above it, or far enough away from it, to appreciate it.