Why be bothered with life’s more conventional modes of transportation from New Jersey to Manhattan when you can kayak to and fro? Zach Schwitzky and Erik David Barber of Hoboken felt that they were too dynamic for vehicular crossings by way of Hudson River bridges or tunnels and decided on their quite unique if more direct option.
They dock the kayaks near their office on West 37th Street and walk the rest of the way, amid the cacophony of daily life in New York — the beeping and the honking and the whirring.
Yes, indeed. More and more (especially well-heeled) citizens of the metro-New York area are apparently doing their own thing in their own time. Insofar as commuting is concerned, yesterday it was bicycling or roller skating to work. Today’s it’s kayaking. Who knows? Tomorrow it may be commuter flights via hang-gliders with arrivals and departures through office windows. The city is becoming one big happy corporate playground.
- How to beat the morning commute: for 2 N.J. men, it’s by kayak (nj.com)
- Men beat traffic with kayaks (upi.com)