Walk over the GeorgeWashingtonBridge, into the woods on top of the Palisades. "No New Yorker should die without having walked over the GWB." Walk down 400 stone steps to the Hudson shore, then north 5 to 8 miles. Spectacular views, fresh air, waterfall. See map of the BTB trail at www.shorewalkers.org. See book WALKING THE HUDSON. Wear hiking shoes, hat. Bring water, food, binoculars. Bad weather cancels.
MEET: 12 noon at at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near corner of 179th Street and Ft Washington Avenue, by the trailer that is the temporary "waiting room" for the Port Authority Bus Station (and which, presumably, will have restrooms). By subway, take the A train to 175th or 181st Street, or the 1 train to 181st Street.