Tag Archives: Central Park

NYC: One Rewarding Adventure

The view from New York’s Central Park

We just got back from a week-long trip and it was killer. We covered 73 miles on foot, averaging 10.4 miles per day. According to my Fitbit, we climbed 369 floors, or about 53 floors a day (for perspective, that’s just a few floors shy of the Bank of America Center in Charlotte). As outdoor adventures go, it was physically challenging: that New York City can really wear you out. read more

Dorthea Dix: looking down the road to a model urban park

The Rocky Branch Greenway, skirting the bucolic Dix campus.

Raleigh has again been deemed the best place in America to live, this time by BusinessWeek.com. The reasons are several — good public schools, the universities, diverse cultural institutions, lots of bars and restaurants, low crime, strong (relatively) economy. Near the top of the list, great parks. read more