It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after a Parisian boulevard. It was the United States' first greenway and contained it's first bicycle path - back in the 1800's.
I've known Ocean Parkway for all of my life. My father's younger sister lived in an apartment building on Ocean Parkway and raised two children, my cousins, there. I have so many fond memories of Ocean Parkway. I'd love to show this approximately five mile gem to you.
If you think New York City is only a city of skyscrapers, you have a treat coming.
And, there are still traces of a historic Ocean Parkway. At the intersection with Avenue P, there is a mile marker, the last one left.
Traveling through time and space, for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.