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Hill Springs in NYC/Long Island Area??


#1

Hey Guys:

I live in Queens, NY but travel a lot to Long Island and Manhattan. Does anyone who lives in these areas know of some good hills where I can do hill sprints (like 30-40 yard hills)? There is a hill in Astoria Park by my house, but it is 15 yards at best. I figure Long Island or maybe Central Park in Manhattan have the kind of hill distances and steepness I'm looking for. If anyone can help me out, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!


#2

Hey there…I live in Brooklyn and feel your pain. However, if you go over by Cypress Hills/Ridgewood there are a few long hills. Its right off exit 2 on the Jackie Robinson. Traffic get rough when schools are in session, but there’s a big parking lot so you’ll always have space to park. Hope this helps.


#3

Stairs in any building. You could do the whole Freedom Tower a few flights at a time.

Ramps in front of big buildings like stadiums or art galleries or whatever.


#4

Thanks for the tip. Does the park have a specific name? What should I look for when I get off exit 2 of the Jackie Robinson?