Cyclists, you're going to love this! In Kissena Park, there's a velodrome. No idea what that was, so I googled it, and BOOM. It's a track. Cyclists call it "the track of dreams" ❤️ it's a state-of-the-art track that's 400m of pavement. Wait for it… it has asphalt pavement finished with a special acrylic seal coat, landscaping and trees, bleachers, a custom-designed perimeter fence, regulation racing lines, and new drainage. Seriously. The track of dreams. I don't cycle, but my boyfriend does! I'm going to mention this to him. Any cyclers out there who want to try it?
Sometimes I just can't deal with how extra New York is. Like they have a golf course in Kissena Park. A whole golf course in a city. Like what?!?! True, it's short. But it's super challenging. What are they throwing in there? Sewer alligators? Spiderman's Sandman? I wouldn't doubt it 💀 They're not open until the Summer, but hey. Whenever my man wants to go upstate to golf, I can just tell him that all he needs to do is go to Queens 🤣 I don't golf, so how are the prices there for anyone who's been? Is it better than upstate courses or around the same?
Turns out Frozen could’ve taken place in New York! NYC bought Kissena Lake in 1904. Before that, it was being used to make ice. Yes, Ice! The city bought the lake from William T. Janes. His father-in-law ran an ice cutting and manufacturing company on the lake in the 1800s. Why did people need ice? Before fridges, people stored their food and used ice collected from the top of lakes to keep things cool. N-ICE I couldn’t find anything else on William T. Janes. Does anyone know what else he did? I’d love to know!