Yes, I am!
Whoever lives on the west side of Manhattan will understand. The Hudson River side is one the most happening places in New York from April to October. Apart from the free tennis courts, free kayaking and much more... the cycle path goes from Battery Park all the way up and the river side is getting more stunning every year. It's so peaceful, sometimes you feel away on a little vacation... especially if you go early in the morning. Just grab your bike (good deals at KMart for $89.99), a bottle of water, the paper or a good book and put some sun lotion on.
Enjoy the ride... and please, don't let the "Eastsiders" know too much about this.