Now seems a good time to mention that, at my turnaround point, there's a park bench, with a plaque: "In memory of Renee Glaser. Passionate journalist, citizen, reader and Yankee fan. A dear colleague and mentor who will not be forgotten."
Her bench is in an absolutely wonderful spot. Behind it, a picnic area, with shade trees, and a path that leads up the hill. It's just north of the 79th St boat harbor, and a nice restaurant. It must be lonely there in the fall, winter and spring. But in summer it's bursting with life.
Map: 1 hour 7 minutes. 11.56 miles.