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Regarding the photo above, Bicyclesonly writes:

One of the most pleasant Greenway routes in NYC is the Randall’s Island
Greenway Connector. Once the last segment of this route is complete, it
will allow a
car-free ride from the East Side Greenway to the new
pedestrian/bicyclist ramp of the Triborough Bridge to Queens.

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