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Green spaces in our cities have become more cherished than ever. In this series from FT Globetrotter, our correspondents and writers tell their stories
Move over, Manhattan — for treasure-trove record shops and up-tempo live venues just head over the river
The opening of an Oscar Wilde-inspired hotel prompted an FT writer to indulge in a (brief) home-city holiday — in the aesthete’s mecca that is the capital’s most elegant district
In this vast metropolis, exploring the capital’s neighbourhoods on short cycle rides is a great way to get to know the lie of the land
The gourmet-coffee scene here may be relatively young, but it has already crafted its own distinct, delicious identity – one that is equal parts creativity, local character and cool speciality brews
Just a short train ride from Manhattan, the Garden State’s mecca for New York media types offers superb food and arts scenes and a historic boutique hotel
A steadily expanding network of protected lanes means that cyclists can explore the capital virtually unbothered by drivers — on routes that zip through 1,000 years of history
The best way to take in all that Brooklyn has to offer — from spectacular cityscapes to hipster havens — is on two wheels
Glorious greenery is dotted with grand glasshouses and Art Deco architecture in this storied symbol of 19th-century civic-mindedness
How going electric brought new energy to the way the FT’s CEO — formerly an e-bike sceptic — navigates the UK capital
With the number of cyclists soaring in the increasingly bike-friendly city, here are four stunning — and safe — routes that take in everything from Central Park to Randall’s Island and criss-cross NYC’s iconic bridges
They’re word-of-mouth affairs where some of the world’s most talented chefs will cook exclusively for you and a select few — if you’re lucky . . .
For the former FT editor, nothing beats taking to two wheels
From escapes to the hills or relaxation closer to town, here’s how you keep fit in Hong Kong
It may look daunting, but the Golden City’s undulating topography is part of what makes cycling here such a thrill, with routes veering from panoramic views to dramatic plunges
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Looking to combine discreet discussion with fantastic food in NYC? Here are some top-rated spots
The shades of the Brothers Grimm, Elvis Presley and Roman legionaries await you on these two-wheeled adventures in the city’s hinterlands — as well as sylvan splendour, industrial heritage and exhilarating workouts
Whether you want to power along or be pampered, here’s where to get in the swim
It might not be the most bike-friendly of cities, but the Italian capital does have its fair share of gorgeous — and safe — routes
Botanic gardens, spa afternoons, sunset strolls by the Main: how the founder and CEO of Heartcore — one of the key players on London’s boutique fitness scene — likes to recharge in the German financial capital
The world-class routes on this Tour de Hong Kong take in traditional villages, a giant Buddha and water buffalo — and while the climbs can be intense, the rewards are spectacular views and speedy descents
They’re beautiful, bijou — and brought to our attention by you
Explore an Edo-era town, sample superb seafood and realise your Olympian-cyclist dreams on these routes around the outskirts of Tokyo
As the mercury rises, beat the capital’s heat and head for these cerulean waters, where the backdrop might be a medieval castle, a clifftop hamlet or an enchanted island